Name. College. Year of Study.
Vishal Ladhani. Gujarat National Law University. 2nd year, B. Com-LL.B.
Name of the Advocate. City.
Additional Advocate General Tushar Mehta, Gujarat High Court, Ahmedabad
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Application procedure. Internship contact details.
I got through a recommendation by the head of the legal department of the company where my dad is currently employed.
Accommodation. Getting there.
I stayed with my relatives there but as Tushar Sir’s chamber is in the Bar Council of Gujarat Building which is right in front of the Gujarat High Court, one can easily get a lot of PG’s there at a very reasonable rate.
The chamber is very big and beautiful with of course a huge collection of books.
On the 1st day itself me and my co-intern were given the case-briefs for the cases to be argued on the next day so it looked like we were to engage in some serious stuff for the next 30 days.
No. of days/week. Schedule.
Even though all the associates had to work for 6 days a week, the interns were allowed to take an off on Saturday so that along with our internship we could also have some fun in our holidays.
We had to directly reach the court at 11 am and observe the proceedings in different courtrooms wherever Sir’s matters were listed.
In case Sir wasn’t present due to his matters in the Supreme Court we were to go to different courtrooms along with Mr. Viral Shah.
He handled the private matters of Mr. Tushar Mehta.
So we had to be in the court till all the matters of the day were done with which usually went on till the last hour i.e till 5 pm.
Then we would get an hour’s break which would be worthwhile because of numerous vadapav and sandwich stalls nearby.
Later, either we were given some case-briefs to study for the next day or some research work for the cases to be argued in the near future.
By 8:30 we were allowed to leave but when there was a need of some urgent research we were asked to stay till 9:30-10:00.
Work environment. People.
The work environment there was really awesome as majority of the associates were of the age in late 20’s and they always kept the mood lightened and joyful by cracking some jokes and discussing 1-2 movies or talking about politics as they very well knew that sometimes the interns get bored and feel sleepy with the monotonous work everyday.
If you are interning in summers then be ready to face really scorching heat. Soft-drinks and soda would be one’s saviors.
Winters aren’t really cold in Ahmedabad, infact they are quite pleasant. So November- December could be the best time one can intern here.
Work is always taken very seriously and if one takes a bit of initiative and asks for some additional work then what he/s he would be given then it would be really appreciated.
One can actually learn some very important things regarding the court proceedings and the ability to research if he/she shows some willingness.
Plus a big name on one’s CV always helps!
It’s compulsory to wear formals everyday which can be really tiresome as almost all of us aren’t used to wearing those leather shoes for almost 10 hours everyday, 5 day a week.
No stipend is one thing which makes it look a bit discouraging (considering the working hours).
Anything else you’d like to tell.
It’s a pretty decent place to internship with almost a perfect balance between work and relaxation. In addition to that a pretty big name on CV minus no stipend would still be a pretty good deal!