Name, College and Year
Bharat; University Five Year Law College, Rajasthan University, Jaipur (Rajasthan); B.A.LL.B (hons.) 2rd Year.
Organisation and Address
Hon’ble Justice Alok Sharma, Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench; Bhagwandas Road, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan (302005).
Duration of Internship and Timings
3 Weeks (8th July 2019- 29th July 2019)
10:00 am- 6:00 pm (Saturdays are Holidays)
Note: Minimum Duration is three weeks and Maximum Duration is four weeks.
Documents required for the Internship
There are three documents which are required for the internship:
- An application addressing to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court, one should write down the purpose of applying for this internship as well as your future plans in the field of Law.
- A Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from the college authorities.
How to Apply?
To apply there are two ways:
Submit all the above mentioned documents to the Registrar General through their e-mail ID, which is hcjaipur-rj[at]nic.in and wait for their response. Usually, they take time but respond so apply well before 1 month from the proposed date of joining.
Another way is to take all the above mentioned documents to the Personal Secretary of the Judge and directly ask him/her for the internship. This will be helpful as you will immediately get know whether the slots are vacant or not.
First day formalities, infrastructure and first impression
The moment I was selected for the internship Arun sir (PS to Hon’ble Justice Alok Sharma) introduced me to the whole chamber which consisted of three stenographers (Dilip sir, Karan sir and Himanshu sir) and one legal researcher (Ravi sir). Then Arun sir told me to sit in the court and observe the proceeding till lunch break after which sir will meet me.
After a formal introduction, I was given some research for finding identical case laws on service writs. The office is fully air-conditioned and interns can have access to the computers as well as judges library for research work. Interns are given a pass for their daily entry in the High Court. There are a lot of canteens also so one does not have to worry about food.
In my internship period I was given the following tasks, which are as follows:
To read all the orders/judgments given by Justice Alok Sharma and correct grammatical errors, if any.
Legal Researcher to the judge gave me a lot of current matters pertaining to service writs, contempt cases and other issues, where I was supposed to find identical case laws and article relating to it.
Some areas of law where I worked upon are:
- Matters pertaining to National Company Law Tribunal and its jurisdiction.
- Contempt Cases.
- Service Writ Petitions.
- Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
The internship was good in a lot of ways; firstly, I did my previous internship with an advocate so going with the order this internship was with a judge, it gave me a lot of knowledge regarding work done behind the scenes.
Secondly, interacting with a High Court Judge is in itself a very big deal he told me a lot about how one can deal with tricky cases. Lastly, I became very fluent with Manupatra because of regular research work.
No stipend was given, but I think the knowledge imparted is what values!
I live in Jaipur only so I stayed at my home, but one can easily find a PG in Ashok Nagar and other areas surrounding the High Court.