Internship Experience @ Advocate Shri Singh, Delhi: An Awesome Criminal Litigation Internship

Name of Organisation, Location (city), Team Strength

Advocate Shri Singh, Defence Colony, 4-5 people

Application Process (with contact details)

I contacted Sir by calling him up, after which I sent my CV.

Duration of internship and timings

One month, 10:30 am to 7 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The office is impressive and you are sure to feel comfortable with unlimited coffee at your disposal! There were no formalities as such.

Sir is a criminal lawyer. I reported to office at 10:30 as I was asked to. Sir arrived from court a short while thereafter.

Main tasks

The main tasks included a lot of research work and finding case laws for  various cases.

Work environment and people

The work environment was good, Sir has 2 associate juniors who are pretty helpful when you’re stuck in a spot. Sir himself is the best part about this internship.

He is highly interested in making you understand and learn what you’re doing and teaching you things!

Best things

The best thing about this internship was the fact that there is a person right there who’s actually interested in teaching you, making you understand things and still not pioneering you.

What’s the difference between dishonest and fraudulent? Civil and criminal Negligence? Can you charge an employee with vicarious liability for a criminal act? He won’t spoon-feed you but ask you to find a judgement. When you find one, he’ll sit with you and explain properly!

He’ll make you read charge sheets, you’ll accompany him to court in his cases, and if you’re a senior, then there’s a lot of work out there for you.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

Learnt a LOT. Basics of criminal law, so much about procedure, and most importantly, research skills!

Editor’s note: Shri Singh is an NLSIU graduate, one of Delhi’s best criminal lawyers (of the trial court) and was interviewed for Tanuj Kalia’s book ‘Law as a Career‘.

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