Name, College, year of study of the student intern
Divyam Mishra, CMR University, School of Legal Studies, Bangalore, 3rd Year
Name of the organisation where you interned and its full address
Ashwani K Dubey, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi, 61B, Pocket A, Mayur Vihar Phase II, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110091.
Duration of internship
From 7th January 2020 to 3rd February 2020.
I worked for 6 days a week.
How did you apply?
I contacted sir personally.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
Mr Ashwani K Dubey practices in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, National Green Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission & other Tribunals/Courts of Delhi.
The office space is quite admirable. The office space is nice with computers and WiFi only for work purposes. On the first day, I read case files and sir had gone to the court. After he came back, he asked about my first day and also about the cases that I read.
Main tasks included mainly reading the case files, preparing the briefs as well as research work on Criminal law, Civil Procedure Code, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law etc.
There were many interesting cases on Industrial disputes where he himself filed against three thermal power plants, matrimonial disputes, Medical negligence, Consumer disputes etc.
I also attended hearings in the Supreme Court, High Court, Patiala House Court, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, National Company Law Tribunal, and many other district courts in New Delhi. I got an opportunity to hear court proceedings in courtrooms of Chief Justice Of India. I also got an opportunity to hear the case of recruitment of judicial officers in the Supreme Court.
And it was quite exhilarating to observe Mr. Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan, Meenakshi Arora, Mukul Rohatgi and many renowned and senior advocates arguing in the court. I loved the inside canteen of the Supreme Court.
I was also thrilled to observe fierce and courageous arguments by Sir during the court proceedings in Patiala House Court as well as in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
Also, Sir gave me an opportunity to assist him in preparation for the list of dates and synopsis, grounds and question of law.
As this was my first internship and I’d say it was by far the best experience that I had.
I’ve always had a conversation with sir on any national topics. He, being a distinguished lawyer in Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal and several other Courts, you can observe him debating in several new channels on hot national topics. This place is the right platform for those who believe in punctuality and working hard.
The office staff is helpful and friendly and you will learn things from each one of them.
Every lawyer has a different style, exposure and personality. And what I’ve observed and learnt from sir that he’s so self-dependent and self-reliant person. He’s so punctual, discipline and also strict with his work that every lawyer should have these qualities to be successful in professional life. The atmosphere here is so friendly that at last, you’ll feel like a family. This internship offers a great deal of learning and exhibiting yourself beyond your imagination.
No bad things.