Internship Experience @ Adv. Debasish Mukherjee, De & Dawn Associates, Calcutta High Court: Court Visits, Research in Criminal Law

Name of student, College, Year

Chandramouli Ghoshal, Amity Law School, Kolkata, 2nd Sem, 1st Year

Name of Organisation/Partner, Location, Team Strength

Adv. Debasish Mukherjee, High Court of Calcutta, De and Dawn Associates, Temple Chambers, 6, Old Post Office Road, Kolkata-700001.

The office consists of 6 Partners and 4 clerks.

Application Process and Contact Details

You have to submit your internship application atleast 4 weeks before the time.

You need to mail your internship application along with your CV at

Duration of Internship and Timing

5th June, 2018 to 28th June,2018 (3 weeks)

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

First Impression, First Day Formalities and Infrastructure

The office is situated in one of the oldest Heritage Buildings of Kolkata and which is just next to the High Court. Its a pretty old building and has poor infrastructure but the office is quite big and interns are given and desk and chairs sit, although there is not much office work to be done and most of your time will be spent in the High Court.

On the first day, Debasish Sir introduced us to the other advocates in the organisation and appointed one partner to assign us tasks. On the very first day itself he took us to the court and made us know how the court proceedings are taken place and made us memorize all the name of the Judges and their respective benches.

Main Tasks

The main tasks were to visit the court and hear all the important cases of that day (around 3 to 5) and make a report of that and had to be submitted to the partner at the end of the day.

Other than that we were also made to do some research work on Criminal law.

Work Environment and People

Everyone there starting from the associates to the working staffs are really helpful and friendly. Only in three weeks they had become a small family.

You can always approach any associate with any query and they will solve that out at the earliest.

Good Thing

The location of the office. Its in Dalhousie so you get good food at a low cost. Also, it is very close to the court so you dont need to walk a long way to reach there. Interns from outside Kolkata can easily find cheap PGs and hotels nearby.



Biggest Lesson

Litigation life is very different from college life. it may look easy but its not. Till the time you are in college enjoy it!


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