Internship Experience @ Advocate Baharun Saikia, Guwahati: Attend Client Counselling Sessions

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Saba Mirza, NEF Law College, 5th year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Advocate Baharun Saikia, Guwahati High Court, Guwahati, Assam. Team Strength: 4

Application Process with contact details

We approached the advocate and submitted our C.V. at her chamber where we had some conversation with her.

Chamber address: 2nd floor, Saraighat Press, Guwahati Club, Guwahati, Assam.

Email: [email protected]

Duration of Internship and timings

1 month, 19th April, 2016 to 19th may, 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The first day we had conversation with the full time interns who had been working there.

They gave us an insight as to how they work in a chamber.

The had to submit our forwarding letter which was issued from our college.

The infrastructure was fine and there were incoming and outgoing clients who came in to discuss their case.

Main tasks

Our main task was to go through various cases, civil as well as criminal.

We had to assist in research of case laws and we had to attend counseling of client sessions.

We were also made to visit the Gauhati High Court regularly where we attended court proceedings and learnt about various facets of advocacy as well as functioning if the High Court.

Work environment and people

The work environment was pleasant with ample scope to learn from our seniors.

They cleared our doubts whenever we had one.

Their approach was quite friendly.

Best things

The best part was to attend those client counseling sessions.

We understood how a lawyer has to deal with ones client.

Bad things

It might be a boring affair to go through bulks of cases if you lack interest on the subject.

It’s better to discuss among friends the whole case and sum up at the end.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

I got to learn various forms of drafting legal documents.

Internship teaches you the actual application of law.

Any Other Thing

A student must begin ones internship from a lower court and then jump to higher court.

Accommodation

I am a localite.

Office Timings

5 pm till 7 pm at Chambers.

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