NAME, COLLEGE AND YEAR
Kavita, Amity Law School, Amity University, Manesar, Gurgaon, 3rd Year
ORGANISATION AND ADDRESS
Advocate Lalit Ajmani, Dwarka Court, Delhi, India.
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP AND TIMINGS
I interned there for a period of one month, i.e from 1st July 2019 to 30th July 2019. I interned under Advocate Lalit Ajmani, in Dwarka court.
The court timings are similar to the other courts’ timings i.e. 10 am to 5 pm but the timings are flexible as they depend upon the consultations, office work of chamber and counselling/ meeting of any client in the chamber.
HOW YOU APPLIED?
I need not proceed with any formal procedure of joining. I went there with a reference to a person.
FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST DAY FORMALITIES, INFRASTRUCTURE
The chamber is in Dwarka district court, New Delhi and is easily accessible as it is very close and near to my house, hardly took 15 to 20 minutes to reach on two-wheelers. I reported at 10 am in the morning and was asked to go to the courtroom for court proceedings along with the advocate.
There was not as such formalities to be done on the first day, subsequently went to the chamber we all greeted each other, introduced each other and move to different courtrooms for the matter listed.
The chamber is well built and air-conditioned but is always busy with clients pouring in at all times.
Initially, was basically asked to read the different case files and by the end or done with reading has to brief the whole file to Sir to have a better understanding of the law.
Being in the third year of my Law course, I was basically assigned office work/tasks like briefing of judgements, case files, and court proceedings and to do draftings.
I also accompanied Sir to various hearings, cross-examining witnesses, final arguments, filling of new matters at various district courts and the high courts.
Since I wanted something different from my last internship and was satisfied with this one. The workload was not much but at the same time neither was I too free.
I was occupied most of the time and whenever I was free, I could talk to any associate and learn a thing or two, as everyone was helpful.
The best part of my internship was my independent/ freedom for assigned works and asked to handle casework all by myself. From the part of meeting the client and filing the complaint, to discuss it with my sir, everything.
Accompanying sir to various case hearings and hear him argue was one of the best experiences I had.
I got to know the problems from the basic level and of the common people, which are not discussed much. Also, get that and learnt how life is difficult for most people.
Sir is very knowledgeable and used to help me with many things. Not only this much, he used to have general discussions with me and also tries to get me that what actually I need whether I’m getting for which I am being there and also get to know about my personal interest and passion that what actually I want to do or need to do in future. Which is rare because of the busy schedule of the Advocates. Still, he managed so nicely.
I really appreciate this, that I got a good environment to work in and help people to guide me and help me in my future prospects.This one month was full of learning for me. The timings were very much flexible, they started from 9:30 till the time there was work.
Any student who really wants to learn the basics should opt for the lower court instead of the high court, as many students find it beneficial. Apart from that, the court canteen serves delicious food at cheap rates which may want you to not leave the canteen premises.
One of the bad part of my internship was that there were many co-interns, and most of them were not serious at their work which really disappoints me something, but meanwhile, who cares.
No stipend, But yes any financial/monies stipend was not provided, subsequently provided/given a book namely “ 10 JUDGEMENTS THAT CHANGED INDIA” By ZIA MODY which really means a lot to me and is above than any other stipend which one can get.
ACCOMMODATION, COMMUTING TO OFFICE
Easily accessible barely it takes 15-20 minutes on two-wheelers, and was near to my house so I travel on my own.
The different and the methods of arguing or the way in which the matters proceed in a district court and high court are way too different and this was the major thing I learnt.