Internship Experience @ Chambers of Advocate Anshuman Sinha, Delhi [Supreme Court]: Work Like a PA, No Stipend

Note: Internship experiences are shared by individual law students and are subjective in nature.

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

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Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Advocate Anshuman Sinha, Supreme Court, Bengali market, 3-4 advocates.

Application Process

In order to apply for the internship one has to contact him through mail or phone.

Duration of internship and timings

1st May, 2014 – 31st May, 2014

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the very first day the interns were made to wait outside the office for nearly two hours. After which the advocate’s personal assistant arrived only to tell us that the office will remain closed.

There were no formalities conducted. In my experience they were hardly bothered by the fact that we were present or not. It was very small and dingy office with a seating capacity of 3-4 people.

Main tasks

The main tasks involved the interns to read various case files and prepare a case note or rather a summary of it while attending the various court meetings and hearings with the concerned advocate.

Work environment and people

The advocates were barley concerned as to what the interns are doing and he would not recognised us until we pointed out to him that we have been working here as interns for over a month.

There were one or two occasions where we were briefed about the cases only to be not recognised by that very person the next day.

Best things

The best thing about interning here is that even though the time limits are prescribed there is no compulsion for you to sit in the office till 5:00 pm as hardly anyone is bothered.

Also because of this fact you will get to explore a lot of CP and various good restauraunts around there as there is no work.

Bad things

In my experience, the interns were made work more like personal assistants as all we did in court hearings were carry files and roam in search of our internship guide/advocate as there was no clear cut coordination from his team as to where we were supposed to meet and at what time?

Stipend

No stipend

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