Internship Experience @ Chambers of Advocate Saurav Moitro, Calcutta High Court: Flexible Timings, Lot of Independence to Interns

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Sohini Chowdhury, Symbiosis Law School, Noida, 3rd Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Advocate Saurav Moitro, Calcutta High Court. He has his office in a building opposite to the High Court. The office is extremely small but my lawyer always made space for everyone who came to his chamber. This was quite fascinating for me.

Application Process with contact details

I knew him through a friend. So I called him and asked him if I could join him as an intern,

Duration of internship and timings

21st May, 2015 to 21st June, 2015

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The first day I entered his office I did not understand what to do. He was sitting there with his clients and there was literally no space left in the room. But somehow he managed to fit me in the room as well. I found this so fascinating that I could not react to whatever he asked me, for a moment.

The first day he dictated notes on the history Calcutta High Court and how it works. He also told me where to go to for ‘Xerox’ and the important court rooms. The first day was mostly about the place. The real work started from the second day.

Main tasks

The main task was to read cases and write case notes, case summaries, taking down dictation with regards to cases.

Another important thing that I did in the internship was court visits. I visited the High Court on a daily basis and listened to the court proceedings, took notes and prepared reports for my lawyer.

Work environment and people

Advocate Moitro is very helpful. He gives you a lot of independence to do your job. His office though small gives a very positive feeling. His junior lawyer is also very supportive. You can approach them with your problems and they will help in whatever way possible.

Best things

The court visits was the best part of the job. Roaming around the Court campus was such a good feeling. You learn so much just from roaming around the place.The court experience teaches you so much more than books and bare acts.

Bad things

No bad things as such.

Stipend

No Stipend

Biggest Lessons

It is important that you are given independence to work in your way.

Your way can be the best way but it may not be my way of doing the job.

Every individual has to figure out their own way.

There should be deadlines but you should be given enough independence to work in that deadline. This not only increases your efficiency but also gives a purpose to your efforts.

Overall Rating

8

Accommodation

He won’t provide for accommodation.

Office Timings

10 am to 5 pm. This was the office timing.

But the timings are flexible.

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  1. sattik rout says:

    How can I contact advocate Saurav Moitro ? Please help

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