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Internship Experience @ Digpul & Associates, Delhi: Civil and Criminal Law Research and Drafting Work

By: PARULSAREEN | August 9, 2019

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Parul Sareen, Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, 3rd year

Name of the Organisation, City and State

Digpul & Associates, Delhi & NCR

Duration

01st July 2019 to 31st August 2019

Application Process

I came to know about an organization i.e Think India and I send my resume through my email address and I have got an email that I have got selected. Think India is an organisation which bind the students to harness this part of a national treasure in furthering the aim of national reconstruction.

Think India organises various programmes of internship named as vidhi- the legal internship for which I have applied for and other internship such as sansadiya, anubhooti etc.

The video internship is an internship program for the law students to connect the interns with great law practitioners striving for excellence in the field of law and contribute to empowering citizens and society.

I would like to express my deepest thanks to Think India as they have allotted me under a great lawyer and with this I able to learn great things and gained insightful things from the internship. I would also like to express deepest thanks to Mr. Ajay Digpaul sir (CGSC) for providing me valuable guidance and knowledge in the course of my internship.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

My summer internship was of 4 weeks and the work environment was good and even encouraged us to work more in such an environment. The office is opened 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday).

Interns were supposed to reach the office at 10 A.M and were allowed to leave the office by 5 P.M and if the work gets completed before the said time the interns were allowed to leave.

Since it was my first day of internship, I tried to reach the office before time as I don’t want to be late on the first day. Interns were asked to fill in the details in visitor pass form so as to get entry to the court.

After all the formalities, I was introduced to Mr. Digpaul sir he told us to come along with him in some courtroom no for the matter and he told us to observe the proceedings.

Main Tasks

My main task is to assist sir and junior advocates working under him. I was also asked to do some research on the case and the important sections included in the particular case. The associates made us work on the ongoing matters related to writ petition of civil and criminal matters.

I was also asked to recommend next steps based on the research related to the case. Besides this, I learnt and performed some administrative task such as filing, assisting with the preparation of case files, scanning and attesting of files etc. The quality of work is great and I got to learn many things which will definitely help me in future.

Good Things

The work environment of the office was amiable and associates were ready to help us. It is the best place to work. Mr. Ajay Digpaul sir is a knowledgeable person and always ready to guide us in the right direction. Another perk of interning here is being part of the discussion with associates on the ongoing issues in courts.

Bad Things

I have nothing to label as bad things or bad experience

Stipend

No

Accommodation Commute

well connected route by the metro and one can walk down from there and take auto as the court is just 15 min away from Pragati maidan metro station

Other Info

As there are many things which are not so important but a person of law background must have knowledge. I have understood that there is the difference between the methods of arguments in district courts and high courts, gained insightful experience, learnt that how to build contacts as the law is such a profession in which you must have good network relationships.

This internship taught me to be punctual as, if a lawyer is not punctual he may miss the court hearing which might lead to an unfavourable decision.

 

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