Anmol Sehrawat, Amity law school, Noida, 3rd year.
Organization and Address
Chambers of Advocate Ashima Mandla, Supreme Court, Chamber Number 117, Delhi, India.
Duration of Internship
5th March to 5th April, ie., 4 weeks.
How to Apply?
One can usually apply through email at ashimamandla[at]gmail.com or one can call and inquire at her office.
First day formalities, Infrastructure, first impression
The office was located in CK Daphtary opposite Supreme Court, Chamber Number 117. There were 2 more Advocates and 1 clerk to manage the files and other work.
The office is quite furnished and can easily accommodate 6-7 people.
I reached office at 10 am as asked by Advocate Ashima Mandla. At first, I was tensed and quite nervous but as soon as I met her, I was quite taken aback by her nature.
She was extremely sweet and generous. She introduced me to another associate Advocate Mandakini Singh, and she was very polite and quite professional.
Then, after the introduction, they briefed me about the field of work they dealt with. She briefed about a PIL which she was planning to work on. The field of work was quite interesting as she’s a criminal lawyer.
My first day went quite well and was just given some research work for the first day.
I used to attend the court with ma’am in the morning from 10 am to 1 pm where I used to accompany ma’am and to the Supreme court where the matters of her office were listed.
After lunch, I was used to be in chambers with other intern and used to work on the work given by ma’am. I used to do case reading, research work and then used to brief ma’am by the end of the day about all the work done.
The work was quite interesting and it wasn’t like other offices where interns are not treated with much respect. Ma’am used to keep us on board with every ongoing case and used to discuss every detail and ask for our opinions.
We were allowed to sit with her during the client meetings. She used to make sure that we get maximum exposure and learn each and everything that is there in the field of law.
A very sweet and generous advocate to work with. Extremely helpful and boosts the interns all the time. Make you feel like family.
Ashima ma’am encouraged us to do new things and made sure we learned something or the other. She was very understanding and used to solve all our queries which usually other advocates don’t have time to listen. Great office atmosphere.
She used to personally teach me new things. Advocate Ashima Mandla is a great source of inspiration. According to her the more we read, the more we learn. If you are willing to work and learn things in the field of law, she is the right person to go to.
Trust me, there was nothing bad about this internship.
Commuting to the office
Community to the office is not hard. The chambers are just the opposite of Supreme court. I used to commute in my car.
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