Internship Experience at Amarjeet Singh Sahni & Associates, Delhi: Attend Court Proceedings, Legal Research and Drafting Work

Name of the Student, University, Year

Shikhar Nigam, Gujarat National Law University, 4th Sem (II) 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 (December)

Accommodation, commuting to the office

I lived in a PG in Laxmi Nagar. Metro is the best way of commuting as all the courts were nearby to metro stations.

Application Procedure

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

Phone number: 9810047975

Email ID: amarjeetsahni[at]rediffmail.com

First day formalities, Infrastructure, first impression

I was asked to reach Tis Hazari court at 9.30 am thereafter, I introduced myself to Sir and all associates. The Chamber is of decent size and is one of the best in the whole of Tis Hazari court. There were three associates other than Sir.

Main Tasks

We have to visit the courtrooms before 9.30 AM, where you may witness the proceedings of cases and watch, Sir and associates arguing and addressing the court. As Sir cannot be everywhere interns may have to seek an adjournment and pass over. Moreover, interns may be asked to appear in the court for putting up documents and filling evidence by affidavit and order etc.

After all the cases of the day, we used to go to the chamber where Sir made us read case files and used to discuss the case and the law applied in it. We were asked to research on specific case laws related to ongoing case assigned to us. We used to assist them in documentation like Process Form filling, certified form and notice filling.

Good Things

The two best things in this internship were responsibility and the positive atmosphere. Many times there was a lot of responsibility on us as Sir would use our research in their arguments. Also, they might ask you to appear and address the court regarding any filling of documents, exhibiting of the document or for granting of the exemption. This used to motivate us to work harder. This internship shows you all aspects of litigation from documentation to arguing in the court.

Moreover, Sir and other associates always treated us like their family which created a positive and friendly atmosphere which helped us in resolving our queries. All the associates were very helpful they used to clear our basic doubts regarding clerical work and ongoing cases.

As Sir practices in Civil, Criminal, Matrimonial, Family law and Negotiable Instruments hence it helps you to learn about a variety of laws.

Bad Things

I couldn’t find one.

Stipend

Rs. 2500 and a nice pen but this internship cannot be measured by this because of the diverse experience and the exposure I got from it.

Conclusion

This internship exposes you to all types of work-related to litigation. As Sir practices in all District Courts and High Court, therefore, it gives you a diverse experience of trial and Appellate court. Moreover, Sir and all the associates were very kind therefore it was very easy for us to resolve our queries.

This internship was a complete blend of fun and work, towards the end of this internship I could understand the functioning of courts and how litigation is done. By interning here I came to know that in litigation there is a lot more than just arguing in the court and exposure in a particular field is the most important factor while determining a good internship.

This internship taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance, and for being a good lawyer one should always be diligent towards his work.

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