Internship Experience @ Advocate Amarjeet Singh Sahni & Associates, Delhi: Court Visits, Variety of Cases, Friendly Environment

Name, University, Year

Harshil Vijayvargiya, Gujarat National Law University, 5th Sem (III) year Student.

Organisation and address

Amarjeet Singh Sahni & Associates, Chamber Number 23 and 24, Tis Hazari Court, New Delhi, India.

Duration of Internship

1 Month

The internship started on 11th May and continued till 11th June.

Application Procedure

I applied by sending a mail to Sir’ Email ID. I followed back once by calling to confirm the exact date of the internship.

First day formalities, Infrastructure, first impression

The chamber housed up to 12 people during our term of internship, 6 intern 5 associates, and Sir. Though the chamber feels a bit small, however, you’ll get used to it in a while.

Main tasks

I arrived at Tis Hazari court by 9.30 am sharp every day as Sir’s chamber is situated in Tis Hazari court. However, sometimes you may be asked to reach some other court among the 6 District courts of Delhi as Sir practise in all 6 of them (along with the High Court).

The day starts by visiting the courtroom, where you may witness the proceedings of cases. It is a sheer pleasure witnessing Sir arguing before the judge. You would learn the art of confidence, persuasion and boldness from him which is a must for a successful lawyer.

As there were several cases and he couldn’t be present in every case, the interns were often paired with one of the associates. All the associates were like friends of ours and they tried their best to solve our queries.

After the interns were done with the cases of the day, we went to the chamber along with other interns and associates. Sir never let us remain idle, he either made us read any case file or discussed some ongoing cases along with the point of law pertinent in that case.

There was a perfect balance of a formal and informal environment in the chamber which gave a homely vibe. I had fun, however that fun wasn’t at the cost of knowledge.

Good things

Sir used to tell us that exposure matters a lot, and used to send us to do several tasks such as Filing certified copies, Making case files and case briefs, researching on ongoing cases, among other things.

I did research work among other things and our research was actually used in Court cases. Seeing that your research would help a person in getting their right was the biggest motivation for us.

Maybe this was the reason that even after coming back to our PG, I searched for judgments and provisions that could strengthen our case.

Friendly Associates: There were 5 female associates in Sir’s chamber. They helped in solving our queries as I have mentioned above. Over time you’ll form a friendly bond with them.

This was a plus point which eliminated office vibes and brought good energy during work time.

Bad things

The chamber could feel a little bit small when clients arrive and when all whole team is present (interns+associates) other than that, I honestly couldn’t find any more cons.

Stipend

Yes, the stipend is given, however, it depends on the kind of work you do. You’ll have to satisfy Sir by the amount and quality of work done.

Accommodation, commuting to the office

I lived near New Delhi metro station and took metro till Tis Hazari Court. So the travel time was around 15-20 minutes.

Conclusion

I could just go on writing about the experience that I had during the internship. I personally believe that internship is an activity which shall develop you overall as a person, and not just in terms of legal knowledge.

By the end of 1 month, I felt a change in my confidence, knowledge and the way I perceive the world. And I guess this is what an ideal internship shall do to you as well.

I hope this review helps you. Thanks for reading.

Editor’s Note: You can read an internship experience of Amarjeet Singh Sahni & Associates here.

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