Internship Experience @ Rauf Rahim, Advocate-on-Record (AOR)

LawctoTip: Go to the SCBA website, hunt for an AOR and his/her email ID and intern! Seems, easy peasy!

Your Name, College, Year of Study

Manushi Desai, Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, Final year

Name of Organisation, Location (city), Team Strength

AOR , Supreme Court of India, 3

Application Process

I worked under Rauf Rahim, an AOR as my very first internship. Go on SCBA website and get the email and contact number.

Duration of internship and timings

Monday- Friday Court Hours, sometimes just 1-4 since I couldn’t miss morning college!

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Sir treated me in the SCBA cafeteria and introduced me to my seniors in law. Got to go to reading room where cases are discussed, conferences sometimes take place and AORs study for the upcoming appearances.

The staff at chamber was very helpful and still notarises official documents I require, types my handwritten classnotes and ensures supreme court visits are not cancelled owing to lack of those special passes needed.

Main tasks

Research, Notemaking , Reading Files and listening to the proceedings to update the junior!

Work environment and people

The junior taught me how to navigate through the crowds of people which fill the corridors on Mondays and Fridays!

Best things

Treats at Sarvana and lots of lassis!

Bad things

Wear a coat” – Ok, first learning experience! I learnt the courtroom etiquette such as how to address judge, how not to speak from bar to the bench and much more after my first goof up of going to an internship coatless!

Stipend

NIL

Biggest Lessons

I got to learn what are miscellaneous days (when court decides what SLP can be filed and notice should be issued to respondent). Also “Never pay when a senior is around” rule!

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