Student Name, College and Year of Study
Pushpdeep Kaur, Geeta Institute of Law, 3rd year
Name of the Lawyer, City and State
Advocate R.K. Vashishtha, Panipat, Haryana
17th June 2019 to 17th July 2019
I had applied at his email address: vashishtha25[at]gmail.com and received a revert on my application within 2 weeks.
First Day Formalities Initial Impression
17th June 2019 was my first day. Sir had an introductory session with the interns. There were two interns at one time. Sir then briefed us about the rules that we had to follow which were important not only for the internship but also for our future.
On the first day, we were given an opportunity to observe Client Meetings as well. Being one of the Senior Advocate of the district court (Panipat) he is extremely busy with the work but he still took out time to interact with the interns and guide them.
He made sure that every query of the intern was sorted. It’s an honour to have such a seraphic mentor. The environment of the office is rapturous and keeps one motivated to work.
The main task is to assist sir and other associates working under him. I was also asked to do some research on the case and important sections included in the particular case. Basically the main tasks for interns at his chamber consist of research on various civil & criminal law propositions. He deals with mostly Matrimonial matters.
Besides this, I learnt and performed some very important tasks such as filing, assisting with the preparation of case files and attesting of files etc. If you work diligently he asks you to assist him with the drafting applications, written statements, legal notices, as well.
Got to learn a lot about how CrPC, CPC, Evidence Act, and Family Law is actually followed in practice. He taught me to always be sincere to your work. And also that there is no shortcut to success and earn goodwill especially in this field. It’s only your hard work that will take you close to your goal.
There are many good things that I had experienced during my internship period but the one that is the most important for any law student or a good lawyer is that he explains everything in so much detail, which you are unable to find normally with internships in district courts. On the other hand, he also expects you to leave on time (around 7:30 p.m.) and do not keep you stuck in the office till late hours.
I have nothing to label as bad things or bad experience.
Try to build as many connections as you can and never say no to any work that is given to you, even if you don’t like the work but it will definitely make you learn something new. It was really a great opportunity to work under his mentorship.