Utkarsh Trivedi, 2nd Year, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
Name of the Lawyer, Location
Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid; Silver Arch Apartments, Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi
Email your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org, or personally hand it over to the Accountant, Sachin Bari. Due to a large volume of internship applications being received, they might not get back to you, so the latter method is recommended.
The chamber consists of 3 flats on the 4th floor of the building, where one flat is the library and the interns are supposed to be seated there. The library has a huge table where all the interns sit and work.
On your first day, you’ll be given a form to fill specifying your internship duration and will be asked to attach your photo.
After this, you’ll be idle for a majority of your time on the first day unless you go and ask for work.
Interns aren’t asked to bring their lunch as it is provided by the chambers. We got to interact with him almost every day during lunch as it is served in the same room.
Work and Environment
The work is mostly research and is spread over a lot of subjects, including Criminal, Civil and Constitutional, so the subject won’t be monotonous. I was given work related to CrPC, IPC, Constitution, CPC and The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
Witnessing Salman sir argue in the court is a treat. His arguments were just so streamlined and straight to the crux of the problem.
The interns are encouraged to attend the briefings and the conferences with the clients and get a grasp of the issue first hand. Sometimes sir himself assigns work to the interns and he follows it up.
The associates at the chambers are busy and hence don’t interact much with the interns, but are always ready to help with the proposition given to work on.
There is no dearth of interns in this office. I had 12 people working alongside me and were one of the best batches of co-interns I have worked with.
Well, a lot of good things, but putting them into order
1. Interaction with Salman sir almost every day at lunch.
2. Court visits
3. The stipend
It was a great experience overall and no such bad experiences.
Accommodation and travel
I stay in Delhi hence did not have a problem with accommodation. For travel, you can use the metro and get down at Mandi House.
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