Internship Experience under Adv. Jasmeet Singh Bedi, Addl. Advocate General, P&H High Court, Chandigarh: Great Insights & Wonderful Mentorship into Litigation

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Name of the intern

Anonymous 

Name of your college

Anonymous

Name of the course and year of study

B.A. L.L.B (Hons.)

Name and address of the organisation

Punjab and Haryana High Court, Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh.

Duration of internship

From: 01/12/2017 Till: 01/01/2018

How did you apply for the internship?

There was no selection process as such. I sent my CV and received a confirmation mail.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

There were no formalities as such. I was very excited for gaining a new experience and it was my first visit to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. 

There was a short call prior to starting my internship, however, it was for understanding my interests.

Main Tasks

I had to closely observe the Court proceedings of the criminal and civil courts, learn drafting, read judgements, and get involved in other office work.

I was made to visit the court quite often. I had to report to Jasmeet Singh sir regularly with the cases I heard and what I understood.

The reporting timings were from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Work Environment

The environment was very nice. I got to interact with the Advocate Generals from Punjab and Haryana High Court on a daily basis.

All the people working there were really cooperative and friendly and replied to each and every query of mine.

Good Things

The best thing about this internship was basically the guidance that Jasmeet sir was providing me.

He was be more like a mentor and less like a senior.

He explained me everything how the court proceedings work, the different types of court proceedings, how does cases go forward, how to read and understand an FIR (First Information Report), etc.

I got a practical insight only because of his guidance and mentorship.

Apart from that what I admire the most about sir is that when he gave me case files to read he sat with me for a while to explain how to read a case file briefly and the meaning of some legal terms which I found a little to understand.

He also helped me reading the text that goes into the FIR which was basically in Hindi language.

And owing to his his wonderful guidance I was able to read the cases without facing any issues at all.

Bad Things

There weren’t any such bad things.

Stipend

No stipend was provided.

Details about accommodation and commute

My house was nearby so I didn’t need any accommodation. Though, there were PG’s available nearby the court.

Anything else?

I personally learned a lot from this internship about the proceedings, how the court works, how they solve legal matters and analyze the law, amongst others. 

All were very serious and hard-working when it came to work but also relaxed, patient and friendly when it comes to answering my queries, after the court proceedings.

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