Internship Experience @ Office of Assistant Government Pleader, A Phani, Andhra Pradesh: Reading Case Files, Take Notes and Research Work

Intern Details

Sai Keerthana

IV Year, School of Law, Sastra University

Email: [email protected]

Name of the Advocate

Office of Assistant Government Pleader District Court, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, A Phani

Mr. A Phani Went and spoke with Phani sir along with my dad at his office. He asked a few questions about my college. And asked me to join the next week.

Internship Duration and Timings

I interned from 1st to 31st December, 2011.

The internship timings were 9:30 am to 8 pm.

First Impression / Infrastructure

This was my first internship. I interned after the completion of my first semester. It was a small office located on the first floor of his residence. There was a junior lawyer practising under Phani sir. We also had a typist.

First Day

On the first day, I reached at 9 am. I had to help sir arrange the case files for the day. Then we left to court. “I had to go the court daily. Observe proceedings and keep note of the proceedings.

I observed proceedings at the Additional District Civil and Sessions Courts, Junior Civil Judge Court and the Magistrate’s court. Being the AGP, sir dealt with lots of government cases regarding claims. Family law, property, inheritance and succession were areas sir specialised in.

Main Tasks

My work at the office included reading case files, take notes on the laws involved and assist in research. I was asked to read the Civil Procedure Code and take notes so that I had a better understanding of the procedural aspects of the cases. I also had to draft certain legal documents.

Work Environment

Work environment was very friendly and I learnt a lot. I got to learn the proceedings at the lowest courts of the country. My senior was very patient and enthusiastic in explaining the proceedings involved in a case.

Best Things

This internship was the best platform to learn practical aspects of law right after my first semester.

Senior always encouraged me to ask doubts and he was never hesitant to answer.

If you want to learn the basic procedures of the trial courts in the country, this is the best place to intern.

Bad Things

No bad things!

Stipend

Nil

Any Other Thing

Asking doubts and queries is a very important thing.

Nothing ever comes out of keeping quiet, because you are going to learn something new every time.

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