Internship Experience @ Chambers of Advocate Rohit Kumar, Dhanbad, Jharkhand: Attend Client Meetings, Drafting Work

Name

Shreyans Ritolia

Organisation

Rohit Kumar (Panel Advocate in Allahabad Bank , IDBI Bank, UCO Bank), Dhanbad, Jharkhand .

Application Process

One can approach the office of Advocate Rohit Kumar by contacting his office. There is no system of posting CV online.

Address- Shastri Nagar, Coperative colony,Near Jain Mandir

Bank More, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Pin Code-826001

Duration

It was a four week internship for me in the month of July, 2015. Even though Rohit Sir works on Sundays, I had to go only from Monday to Saturday.

First Day

I was asked to report to his chamber at the District Court Court on the first day.

After the formal Question-Answer session I was given research work on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and I accompanied Sir to a conference which was held in UCO Bank.

After the conference I was asked to leave and returned to the Chamber in the evening.

After court when I reached his private chamber in the evening, I realized the amount of work that is actually done by an individual practitioner of a District Court who represents the Bank in Several Cases.

Main tasks

There was not much work during the court hours. The major chunk of the work which is done at his chamber and the ones given to me were mainly research work.

I was asked to research on Land Laws, Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, RBI Act , Bank Regulation Act and various other acts as and when the need arose.

Besides this I was blessed with the opportunity to assist Rohit Sir in drafting various legal documents that included a notice to the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and to Bharat Coking Coal Limited.

I have attended a number of client meetings with him in his chamber and in various banks where is an panel advocate and the way he advices is awesome.

Environment

The environment was very friendly. Rohit Sir was very helpful and actually taught things which will help us in the long run.

Best things

You have a lot to learn. It makes you aware about the fact that how things work on a very basic level. One must work day and night to earn.

It was a wonderful and knowledgeable internship. Lunch breaks, free coffee, Rohit Sir :*, relaxed and homely environment.

Bad things

The only bad thing is the language problem. There is almost no usage of English in the whole court. From lowest of the official to the highest judge everything is done in Hindi.

Stipend

Worst Part is that no Vitamin -M (money) is provided.

Biggest Lessons

Litigation is not as easy as it appears. There is sure shot growth in litigation, unlike in corporate and the best lesson I learnt is read, Read, Read. The only way to success is to read a lot.

To be a good lawyer, you need to have inch by inch update of what is happening around you. Sir always used to say the city of coal makes the people diamonds after the struggle of some years and to become diamond one has to work hard.

Verdict

A must do internship for a first or a second year law student.

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