Internship Experience at Hon’ble Justice Nilu Agrawal, Patna: Legal Research Work, Observe Court Proceedings

Full name of the Judge, College and Year of Study

Hon’ble Justice Nilu Agrawal, Patna High Court, Bihar

Student Name, College and Year of Study

ALOK ABHINAV, BIHAR INSTITUTE OF LAW, PATNA, 3rd Year

Duration

20th June 2018 to 16th July 2019

Application Process

We are supposed to submit an updated CV with application to the Establishment of Patna High Court along with a recommendation letter one month prior to the internship period.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

Internship at the chamber of Justice is equivalent to a legal assistant, we are supposed to observe court proceedings and help in research work for any case. There is a separate sitting arrangement for interns in the courtroom along with proper access to computer software and judges library.

The PA of Hon’ble Nilu mam took me to the chamber of lordships and introduced me and explained my job profile and my sitting arrangements and timings.

Main Tasks

We are supposed to observe court proceedings and help in research work for any case. There is a separate sitting arrangement for interns in the courtroom along with proper access to computer software and judges library.

Good Things

Apart from using secret corridors to enter the courtroom and using judges library, you get to hear all constitutional arguments from many learned senior advocates every helpful for those having a keen interest in constitutional law.

  1. Improve and refine your analytical, research, communication, skills
  2. Gain exposure to a breadth of constitutional law;
  3. Engage in a strong, supportive mentoring relationship with a judge;
  4. Gain a unique perspective on how judges think and how chambers and courtrooms operate;
  5. Learn the difference between good and bad advocacy from reading briefs and watching oral arguments and assessing their effects on judicial decisionmaking;
  6. Become a member of an active network of legal assistants;
  7. Also, you become pro in searching accurate case laws from various software like SCC and AIR as the lordships always
  8. Requires on-point judicial precedents for a particular case.

Bad Things

Only one Computer is alloted for all the legal Assistants and interns as the result most of the times it is occupied by some senior legal assistants.

Stipend

Unpaid

Accommodation Commute

Patna is my Hometown.

Other Info

Ma’am gifted me a BCI diary.

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