Internship @ Advocate Sunil Kumar Jain, High Court, Sikkim: One cannot be half-hearted in the profession

Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Johnson Subba, National Law University, Odisha, 2011-2016 (IVth Year),

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Sunil Kr. Jain, Sr. Advocate

Application Process

I got the internship through a personal contact of my friend.

Duration of internship and timings

Internship was for four weeks. Timings were 9. a.m. in the morning to 5.30 p.m. in the evening.

In the evening , however, the work timings as it is were relaxed and we interns were allowed to come a bit late. The Saturdays were usually half-days.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

I did my internship in the second year of my college. There were so to say, no first day formalities.

Sir introduced us personally to the people in our office and gave us instructions as to what the internship would be and also what he expected from us.

The office was located on Tilak Road and was quite spacious with adequate spacing for seating of interns.

Main tasks

The main task was comprised of research work and attending court hearings, also we were given some drafting work every now and then.

One interesting area we did work on was consumer law, because Sir had a lot of cases in Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.

Work environment and people

The work environment was pretty cool, people were relaxed usually, but at the time of work, no amount of laxity was permitted.

Best things

The best thing about the internship was the fascination it brought to me, for choosing litigation down the line as a career option.

Bad things

I would say there were no bad things about the internship.



Biggest Lessons

The internship taught me that to succeed in litigation, one has to be hardworking and actually burn the midnight oil.

One cannot simply be half-hearted in the profession.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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