Advocate Ashish Rana, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi
Applied through a personal contact but one may approach him on LinkedIn or at aor.ashishrana[at]gmail[dot]com
His office is located in C-41, Sector-2, Noida (UP), near from the Noida Sector-15 Metro Station.
I was staying at PG Laxmi Nagar, so it was easily accessible to me. One can comfortably find accommodation in the nearby areas as well.
Duration of Internship and Timings
1st September, 2017 to 21st September, 2017. 10am to 7pm. Timings are flexible depending upon the workload.
First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure
First day was strictly about introductions. It was nothing major.
It was centrally air-conditioned. The office is located on the 2nd floor.
Initially, all we did was read the case files. Later on, we assigned minor research work.
Halfway through our internship, we were working along with the Associate and helping them to the best of our capabilities.
We even prepared notes on a completely fresh case, even the SLP of which had not been drafted.
Sir would make me understand the matter in detail and brief me on what exactly he wants me to do. He was approachable at any time with any query I had and would appreciate genuine effort and output.
Work Environment and People
Everyone in the office including the clerk are extremely professional and cordial.
The Associate were specially extremely helping and they did everything short of holding our hands during the internship. All questions were very patiently answered.
Sir was easily approachable with any query I ever had and he guided me well regarding any matter at hand or any career decision. I am sure I will continue to take his advice throughout my life as a lawyer.
Priority was given to quality rather than quantity of work.
Never in my 21 days of the internship did I feel like an intern. I was always treated like a teammate.
The background research that goes into every case here is mind blowing. Sir gives and expects you to give attention to detail to substantiate or refute any legal argument.
The only bad thing is that one day you have to leave this office.
Litigation is a challenging and yet a highly rewarding profession, not only in financial terms but in terms of the overwhelming feeling of initiating, substantiating and finally basing your case on a tiny legal argument.
There is no bypassing extensive research and the continuous hard work required in each and every case. Having said all that, one must continue in the profession with a relaxed and stress-free attitude and enjoy the fascinating work that comes your way.
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