Internship Experience @ Chambers of Advocate KK Goyal, Dehradun: Court Visits, Attend Client Counselling Sessions

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Shashwat Sharma

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Advocate KK Goyal, District Courts, Dehradun, 7-8 counselors

Application Process

Application procedure is quite simple, one has to either call or drop an email on the counsel’s email address: [email protected]

Duration of internship and timings

1st June, 2015 – 30th June, 2015

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

As I entered the chamber I introduced myself to the head counsel and he with his very humble voice said “aiye beta baithiye”, and how good it felt it is inexpressible. Then on of the junior counsel asked me about my college and the present year of my course and then I was given some files to be read after which I was told to fill certain forms like Vakaltnama and case file review, etc.

But no one told me about lunch time, and when I felt hungry I took my lunch and just asked the head that if I could leave to have my lunch and he just smiled and said “go take your time” and as when I came back some new client had came by which I got a chance to see the drafting of a new case.

They were renowned for their command in domestic violence cases, so I got a new experience in a specific field, I got to hear plenty of arguments and filing bundle of DV case and it was all good and the day I was about to leave I was given a certificate of internship which felt great.

Main tasks

Main tasks were:

• To read files of the cases;

• To Fill specific forms;

• Going through the process of filing the cases;

• Going through the court proceedings and arguments.

Work environment and people

People there are not very social and remain busy for the whole day even in the lunch time, reader is too social, I think he maintains the balance. Talking about the head counsel he is the man of discipline,and very much clear with his thoughts.

Interns usually work with the junior counselors and learn the case procedure, but when it comes to argumentation in any case then it is done by the head counsel, and interns follow him to the courts to hear argumentation in certain case.

Best things

I was allowed to confront the judges at the time of filing the cases which actually boost my confidence.

The head counsel was very much cooperative.

Bad things

There was nothing bad as such except that the chamber was small and we sometimes had to stand outside if the clients were more.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

Social circle is the biggest strength of an advocate. More the merrier.

Any Other Thing

An advocate must be good in Public dealing and client counselling, moreover he should always be confident and carry a humble attitude.

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