First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
First impression as the ritual goes is to be on time, wearing formals as internees are taken for court visits, they are made to attend all the case proceedings with Sr. Advocate Vijay Choudhary till 2 in the court, for days when we had no court visits, we were being asked to attend the office for research work, and drafting certain legal documents.
The infrastructure and the ambience were favorable. The office had sufficient sources to do the research work.
As an internee, I was given three main tasks, first was to do a research work on Accidental claims under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
I was asked to draft two petitions concerning the environmental issues, wherein my first petition was on the Kumbh Melas and the environmental issues with it, and the second issue of concern were the poor drainage systems in the localities of Bhopal.
Work environment and people
I was working with Vivek Choudhary who happens to be an expert in cyber law and environment law, Vivek Choudhary, as a concerned lawyer and a citizen is working with NGT to curb the environmental issues in Bhopal and the adjacent places.
I also worked with Neil Choudhary who made me aware of the consumer forum disputes and settlements. All in all, we had a very friendly environment at the work place, where we interacted with both senior and junior advocates and gained knowledge and experience.
It was a great learning experience wherein we learnt not only the basics of law but the critical aspect of law. Our boss was not only a friendly person, but he too was a strict person when it came to achieving of tasks and a strict boss gets the good out of you.
The only bad thing was the attending of court proceedings, as a first year, it cannot be expected of someone to understand the basics and hence it became a tedious job.
To live in the world outside, one needs to be passionate about what he is doing and he/she is required to be worthy enough to take up any task that’s been given to them and work upon them wisely and judiciously.