Name of Intern and College
Utkarsh Sharma, 2nd year, Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Name of Lawyer and Location
Advocate Siddharth Gupta; SVS Associates, Sheela Talkies Compound, Empire Square, Jabalpur.
Email your CV at [email protected] one or two months prior to the scheduled date of the internship.
Duration of Internship
December 18, 2018 to January 19, 2019
First Day Formalities
I reached Jabalpur a day prior and was called at the office in the evening by the associates. There I met Advocate Siddharth Gupta Sir and he asked me to report the next day morning, sharp at 9 am in the office. Thereby my internship began. I visited court, observed proceedings over there and then came to the office for doing research work.
Work and Environment
I experienced a professional working environment at SVS Associates. Their associates namely Advocate Amit Garg and Advocate Shubham Shrivastav were very supportive and helpful. The daily tasks are allotted to everyone at the office. You have to be very sure to complete the task before deadlines.
Siddharth Sir personally gives a good amount of research work to interns on various topics. You will be given a number of cases to study and analyse them. Accordingly, the cases & files allotted will be the one whose matter has been in the court as per the daily matter cause list. There is well-updated library which helped me a lot during research work. I grasped practical knowledge and it was a great time working with them.
9:00 am: Office
11:00 am to 5:00 pm: High Court
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm: Office
The timings might seem horrible but it is worthy enough and I really had a great enriching experience.
The stipend is provided on basis of performance. I received Rs. 3K at the end of the internship which was a miracle for me.
When I began my internship, there was no intern at that time but after in the month of January, a co-intern joined me, Tanya Saxena, 2nd year, NLIU Bhopal.
There were many positive things happened, some of them are highlighted:
1) Daily Court/Tribunal Visits
2) Interaction with Siddharth Sir and his associates
3) Research Work and Drafting
4) The Stipend
There was no bad or negative things except finding accommodation which was a bit difficult.
Accommodation and Travel
My Hostel was in Sadar Bazaar which was walking distance from the office. I travelled most of the time with associates to the court.