The work mostly consisted of research and attending court proceedings. I researched on the ongoing cases, drafted applications for discharge, and applications under RTI Act, 2005.
First day formalities
The office started at 10 in the morning, with a general introduction by a fellow intern. We were given work straightaway which was acquainting ourselves with the modus operandi of the office and coming up to speed with the ongoing cases.
A typical day in the internship was divided in two parts- first half was usually attending court proceedings and updating the associates with the next date of hearings. The process of keeping tabs on the multitude of cases handled in the office is extremely efficient, and that is something that I personally hadn’t witnessed in other offices.
The second half consisted of office work, which was updating the database, researching, and assisting the associates in preparing case files for the next day.
The best thing about this internship is that not only did I get to learn a lot with Hemant Sir’s insight on legal procedures and tips on handling cases in courts, I also got to understand everything because instead of simply handing out work, we were mentored for the same as well.
The work environment was formal yet the associates and Sir himself would always be open to queries from our side and made sure that we got the gist of the matter at hand. The internship proved to be a great opportunity to experience the practical application of law.