Name, Year of College & College
Anonymous, 3rd year, Gujarat National Law University
Name of Organization and Office
Chambers of Advocate Neeraj Chaudhari, Supreme Court of India. The Chamber/Office is in C-362, LGF, Defence Colony, Delhi, 110024.
I had applied well in advance, as only one or rarely two interns are accepted at a time, so one should apply at least 1 to 2 months prior to the required dates.
Send your CV along with a Cover letter to the email ID at [email protected]. Usually you will get a response within couple of weeks.
Duration of Internship
November 14th to December 9th 2016, 6 days a week.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On my first day, I met Neeraj sir and his associates in the evening as there are court proceedings in the morning. They were very warm & forthcoming. I was advised to be present at Delhi High Court the next day.
The Infrastructure is top notch, slick office with ample space for interns. Accompanied by a rich library, where one can get a wide range of books.
Neeraj sir is an expert in criminal law and hence most of the matters at his office are criminal matters. Sir is a thorough professional and has a no-nonsense attitude. Sir expects quality work from his interns. The work that was assigned to me was mostly research-based with few instances of drafting work.
There were multiple tasks like researching on various legal issues, finding the most suitable case laws, filing of the cases, drafting various applications, vetting, attending court proceedings and making notes of the cases. There was never a time one could be free because the work was regularly allotted.
Interns were required to assists sir or associates in different cases. Usually, I undertook case law research from SCC Online, Manupatra etc.
Interns are also required to report to the Supreme/High/District Court as per the cause list allotted. If you get lucky you will get to attend the briefings with the senior advocates as well.
Witnessing Neeraj sir argue in the court is a treat. His arguments were just so streamlined and straight to the crux of the problem. Furthermore, I got to interact with Neeraj sir almost everyday post court hours.
If you are someone who is keen to learn then trust me you will find everything great here. Every conversation here makes you learn. You are free to seek as many clarifications to grasp the problem better. Sir and the associates really care about what you do and help you when you get stuck.
There are no bad things as such.
Moolchand metro station is a 7 minutes’ walk from the office.