Internship Experience @ Advocate, Patna High Court, Bihar: Gain Practical Knowledge

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Nandini Bhaskar

2nd year

IHFE (Faculty of Law), Hyderabad.

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

High Court of Patna

Application Process

There was no such process. I went to the court and had a meeting with lawyer I was going to work with. He asked a few questions regarding the subjects I had learnt in the first year of college.

Duration of internship and timings

I interned for a month. One could intern at the High Court of Patna for 4 to 6 months. (max)

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first day, I was introduced to all the staff. There was a certain code of conduct which I was told to follow. I had a uniform dress code. I was not given any files to study, since it was my first day.

I visited the court rooms and was amazed to observe the silence that prevailed there.

The High court of Patna truly is remarkable. It was made in 1916.

Main tasks

I was working under a criminal lawyer. My work was to study cases pertaining to regular and anticipatory bails. Apart from this, I also watched the proceedings the Public Interest Litigation. I used to listen to the proceedings of the cases. Also, I did some research on those cases.

My lawyer used to give me one file on a daily basis, and I was supposed to analyse them. Later, he used to ask questions based on those cases. It helped gain a lot; both in terms of knowledge and experience.

Work environment and people

The work environment was quite healthy. It was more like a typical “court” atmosphere. The staffs were very, very supportive. Also, they ere cooperative.

Best things

The experiences I gained are priceless.

To be honest, what I loved the most was learning while listening to the proceedings.

It helped me gain practical knowledge.

Bad things

There was nothing I did not like about working at the High Court of Patna.

Stipend

No Stipend.

Biggest Lessons

One should know the importance of time.

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