Internship Experience @ Advocate Kabir Dixit, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court: Legal work is not a cake walk

Name, College, Year:

Manaswini Singh. National Law University, Delhi. 2nd Year, 3rd Semester.

Name of Organization:

Advocate Kabir Dixit, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

Office Description:

Office has a common conference room, a room as Kabir sir’s office and another room for everyone else. There are 2 people working with Kabir Sir. Everyone is the office is professional, friendly, helpful and great.

How to apply:

You should send an email to sir, expressing your interest in the internship. Attach your CV in the mail and send it about 2 months in advance. It is always good to apply as early as possible.

Send him an email on kabir.dx[at]

Editor’s note: Do NOT send your CVs to the above email ID en masse. Your application will surely be rejected. First, check if you want to apply here. Then apply with a customized CV and cover letter.

Duration and Timings of Internship:

3 weeks/21 day internship. Timings 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Accommodation: College campus.

Office is in Jangpura. Nice locality. Basement office. Office isn’t too flashy. It’s good. First day: I got research work on the first day for a case which was scheduled in court later that week. You should expect to get proper research work to do on your first day at the office.

Formalities etc.:

Not really.

Main tasks

My job was to do Legal Research. I had to find Judgments and cases which helped our arguments in cases, and then I had to prepare case notes and a case index and add it with other legal documents. Your work will be taken to court.

I also drafted some documents. I was given basic information about it and Sir gave his inputs as the drafts proceeded. Also, be prepared to go to court(s) and do a little bit of running around.

Work environment, people:

Work environment is great. Everyone is professional yet friendly. Everyone has a lot of work to do. Your help will be acknowledged and appreciated. Just do a good job. You might have to deal with working around people; therefore, there will be some noise. You’ll get used to it.

It’s a great place to learn and work. Internship experience was great. I learnt a lot. I worked on versatile issues but nothing felt too difficult because I was explained my job and the case at hand very well.

I felt that I was treated like a colleague rather than an intern; workwise and otherwise too. The internship experience was awarding for me.

Best thing:

Work environment is great. Sir is excellent and great to work with. His associates are pleasant and helpful too. Your job will be well explained to you. You can just approach Sir or his associates and clarify your doubts. Great place to learn and get work done.

Bad things:

Office is on the violet line so daily commuting takes time and is tiring. Office is not very close to the metro station.

To chill, I took a lunch break at 2:00 PM and went out of the office to eat a lot of good and cheap food. You can explore bakeries and food joints. There might be a few co-interns depending on your college break/ duration of internship.

No stipend.

Working with Kabir Sir and his associates was truly, a great experience for me. You’ll get great quality and quantity legal work. You’ll learn about and see true lawyering. Work and have fun. All the best.

Biggest Lesson:

Legal work is not a cake walk. It is made easier to deal with by the professionals. Work is important but so is a stress-free environment. Work ethics of a place play an important role on your performance in a job.


Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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