Internship Experience @ District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Jaipur: Attend Court Proceedings, Prepare Case Notes

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Ritika Sharma, University Five Year Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2nd Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Jaipur

Application Process with contact details

To apply send your CV to the registrar of DCF. It is situated at 2nd Floor, Handloom Haveli, Ashok Marg, C – Scheme, Jaipur.

Duration of internship and timings

I interned there for 21 days from 17th June, 2016 to 7th July, 2016 but you are free to apply for the internship in any month and for any length of time.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

When I reached the forum on the very first day I was quiet nervous because it was first time that I had entered in any court. The court proceedings were going on and Mr. Justice NP Bhandari was there on the dice.

I thereby gave the letter of recommendation from my college to the registrar of DCF who then directed me to Bhandari Sir with whom I had a short interaction and he then assigned me the work and gave me some files to read and make notes of them.

Main tasks

Attending court proceedings, preparing case notes and drafting judgments and others were the main tasks. Also we were asked to find out the relevant case laws and to make our own arguments on the cases.

Work environment and people

Although the work environment was pretty hectic but was really very good. All the junior and senior members of the DCF were very helpful, amicable but were too busy in their work. They have good knowledge and work experiences in the field of consumer law.

Best things

The best thing about the work experience is that I read a number of consumer cases which have cleared my lots of doubts related to the consumer law.

I learnt a lot about the court procedure and basic filing procedures. They used give me an imaginary case to prepare argument and fight as a lawyer. I met there so many reputed and good lawyers in the field of consumer law.

I learnt how to make arguments and how does an advocate argue a case in front of a judge.

Bad things

It was far away from my home, so it was difficult to go there in the hot weather.

Stipend

No Stipend

Biggest Lessons

The biggest lesson that I learnt was that internships are most vital and this internship was very rewarding and worthwhile as I learnt how to draft various documents which are essential part of every law education. No one will voluntarily teach you anything, you only have to take initiative.

Overall Rating

8

Accommodation

I have my residence in Jaipur, but for outsiders accommodation is not a problem.

Office Timings

The office time were really good and were from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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