Internship Experience @ Chambers of Advocate Mohammad Waris Hasan Khan, Ghazipur, UP: Interacted with Senior Advocates and Judges

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Syeda Shahar Bano Abidi, Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, 4th Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Advocate Mohammad Waris Hasan Khan, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

Application Process with contact details

I got the chance of this internship through my father.

Duration of internship and timings

It was from 6 July, 2015 to 25 July, 2015.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

As it was the District Court of Ghazipur I saw a huge crowd all over there. I met my Sir there only and then we went to the chamber of District Magistrate as the Honorable Judge used to sit for the hearings of criminal proceedings in the morning and then we went to different chambers of the court.

I must say the court’s infrastructure was based on the modern architecture but some parts were like 50-60 years old.

I got the chance to interact with a number of senior advocates and Judges and that was such an amazing experience. Every was welcoming me as a young lawyer so these memories are precious.

Main tasks

My Sir used to give me dictations of the facts of the cases, asked me to write affidavits and adjournments and I attended proceedings with him of a number of cases.

Work environment and people

As I earlier said everyone was welcoming me as a young lawyer among themselves, everyone was ready to teach me little things about this profession.

Everyone was so cooperative and supportive that I don’t even realized that how easily I learned so many things from this particular internship.

Best things

If I’ll be asked to write the best things of this experience I can mention tons of things like a cooperative and supportive lawyers, learned so many things from the atmosphere, interaction with Judges and the basics of learning that how should I interpret a particular section in a way so that I can use it as prosecution lawyer and defence lawyer as well.

Bad things

The only bad thing which I observed was that some of the cases were too old like 60-70 years old.

This I felt is the biggest disadvantage of Indian Judicial System because as we know that it has been always a debatable issue that justice delayed is justice denied.

After 70 years who is getting the justice because I feel that to whom the justice is being given because I don’t think so that the person who applied for petition is necessarily alive. So this is not just a bad thing but a sad thing also.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

The biggest lesson which I learned was how to work with people, how to talk with clients. I had not mentioned this above but I was under a criminal lawyer so I had to meet to the murderers, rapists, kidnappers and different criminals and victims as well.

It was a little difficult in starting to talk with people like this but anyhow I managed and learned to behave properly in front of them and it’s a really big thing to learn to be a professional lawyer as I feel.

Any Other Thing

None

Overall Rating

5

Accommodation

No, I Was not in PG. I was living with my family itself as I was doing my internship from my hometown itself.

Office Timings

It was from morning 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. evening.

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