Internship Experience at J&G Advocates, Jaipur: Prepare Case Briefs, Drafting and Research Work

Name of the Student, College and Year of Study

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Details of the Organisation

Name: J&G Advocates, Jaipur

Address: Flat No.ST-2, Ground Floor, Plot No. 27-A, Ganpati Heights, Behind Manu Hospital, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur- 302019

Duration of the Internship

My internship last for a period of four weeks, beginning from 21st November 2019 to 22nd December 2019.

How to apply?

You may apply for the internship by sending your CV and a Statement of Purpose (SoP) to one these two email IDs: advocateadityajain[at]gmail.com and nehagyamlani5[at]gmail.com.

First Day, Infrastructure, First Impression

The first day was an ice breaker of sorts. You will be meeting both the advocates, Mr. Aditya Jain and Ms. Neha Gyamlani, who runs the firm and they will be introducing you to other people working with them, at their office. You will also be told about the work they do, how the day-to-day schedule generally spans out, and you will be informed of what work you are expected to carry out in the entirety of the internship. There are no formalities as such. They have matters posted at the

Rajasthan High Court (Jaipur Bench), at the District and Sessions Court of Jaipur and at Tribunals across Jaipur. As an alternative possibility, you may also be called directly to the court on your first day.

The office has adequate facilities for an intern to work at. There is a separate room allotted for interns, and both the advocates have their separate offices. Access to databases like Manupatra and Books & Commentaries are available for reference
and research purposes. Wi-Fi is available too.

The work environment is friendly. Everyone around you working for the firm, including the advocates and other interns, are extremely helpful in providing you with a fruitful learning experience.

Main Tasks

  • Generally, the intern has the following tasks and duties:
  • Research work (like finding case laws, reports etc).
  • Drafting notices, replies and rejoinders.
  • Preparation of case briefs
  • Ancillary paperwork pertaining to procedural formalities at the District and Sessions Court.
  • Observing proceedings at courts.
  • Other court work like getting dates, filling forms for urgent hearings etc.
  • Reading case files a day before hearings on the same.
  • Writing letters to clients on behalf of the firm.
  • Any other clerical work and compliances.

Your day will generally start with observing court proceedings at around 10 am, which continue till around 4 pm during winters in Jaipur. After that, you will be given work at the office. On certain rare occasions you will have to stay till late (till around 9 pm), but you will generally be allowed to leave by around 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Good things

Both advocates are extremely friendly and helpful. They give adequate and proper guidance on any query you may have, and will work alongside you on the task you have been allotted. They also give you deadlines for submitting you research work, which develops workplace focus.

On the lines of the work that they do, it is quite vast. Some legal matters which they substantially deal in include Negotiable Instrument Law, Bail and Criminal Writ matters, Debt Recovery matters, Property matter, and Constitutional Matter (generally pertaining to PILs).

They give research on such matters to every intern in a random order, so you get a taste of different laws and how they are work and implement. This gives immense exposure in your initial years of law school as an intern. They also encourage you to give them suggestions as to how they may argue in a certain matter, which pushes one to think beyond the limits of mere research.

Other clerical and paperwork which they ask you to carry out exposes you to how procedural law works at the lowest level of practice- the District and Sessions Courts and Tribunals. You will also be allowed to interact with clients and help the advocates to deal with them.

Bad things

None as such.

Accommodation and Commuting

Accommodation is not a problem, as Jaipur has a lot of PGs available near Shyam Nagar. Further, the office is located near a Metro Station, which makes travel cheaper and easier for people who have another such station near their accommodation.

Stipend

No Stipend was provided.

Any other information

As stated earlier, the workplace environment is extremely friendly. Both advocates often join the interns for lunch and everybody gets to know each other and bond over food. The advocates will also expect you to have knowledge of contemporary legal issues as they discuss the same with the interns.

The firm has recently started its practice. Thus, unlike well-established employers who generally refrain from giving work to young law students, this place gives you substantial exposure to groundwork, which is extremely essential if you are willing to
clear your basics through practical learning.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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