Internship Experience @ Juris Orbis, Jodhpur: Case Law Research and Drafting Work, Helpful Environment

Name, College, Year

Himanshu Rajpurohit, National Law University, Jodhpur, 2nd year.

 Organisation and address

Juris Orbis, House No.3, Sector 17-E, near Meera Park Chopasani Housing Board, Jodhpur. (The board will read office of Sanjeet Purohit).

Duration of Internship

19th November to 17th December 2018.

Application Procedure

Wrote a mail to intern.jurisorbis[at]gmail.com

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

On the first day I was received by the office boy, I came around 15.00 hours so I was asked to wait till the Associates and Sir would come back from the court.

In the meantime, he showed me the office and introduced me to the clerks which were present at that time. Infrastructure according to the standard of Jodhpur is good, it is run in a house which has 4 rooms.

All the rooms are well-furnished and air-conditioned. The first impression was good since I am from Jodhpur it was easy for me to mould myself to the environment of the firm. It doesn’t mean that people outside Jodhpur or Rajasthan can’t intern here. During my duration of the internship, I had 3 co-interns all of them were from different states.

Main tasks

The level of tasks will increase as you start giving results. In the beginning, tasks will start from making summaries of the case files and briefing the associates.

Later you will be asked to do research on moot points of law. As the office is run by Assistant Solicitor General Sanjeet Purohit Sir a lot of ministries and departments under Union of India ask for legal opinions.

Researching for legal opinions is a very creative task and I enjoyed it the most. Thereafter you can be asked to draft replies, writs, applications and rejoinders. For every task, the whole office is ready to help you for example if you are asked to draft a Reply the associate or the stenographer will provide you with a format of the same.

The subject matters in the office are many to name a few Service Law, Arbitration Law, Revenue Law, Banking Law, Insurance Law, Industrial Law, etc. You can ask any matter of your choice, it will not be an issue. Most importantly it is usually seen that the senior in the office have the least interaction with the interns but that is not the case here.

ASG Sanjeet Sir will personally interact with you and give you tasks. If you are able to finish the tasks on time and creatively, your interactions with him will increase day by day. I was called every single time whenever the file on which I conducted research or worked was being discussed. Sir with some of his friends also run an NGO Libra India, sometimes I was also given the work of NGO.

In my duration, his NGO was working on “Community Mediation Program”. I was asked to prepare a concept note on the same. Visiting the court and observing the proceedings was also one of the enriching tasks.

Good Things
  • A lot to learn as diverse subject matters.
  • Very friendly and helping staff.
  • Personal attention to interns.
  • Constant review and aid to do the tasks.
  • Clients keep on bringing delicious sweets of Jodhpur.
Bad things

I found nothing bad.

Stipend

No stipend is provided. A certificate is given at the end of the internship.

Accommodation and commute

I am from Jodhpur so I stayed at my home and used to commute by my vehicle. There are some hostels and Pgs nearby, so finding a place wouldn’t be a problem.

Anything else

For a resident of Jodhpur or of the nearby area, this place is an ideal place to intern. You will get to learn a lot personally and your tasks will not be limited to just reading the files.

Snacks break in the office for chilling out in the office. Otherwise, if anyone from outside Jodhpur is planning to intern then Jodhpur is full of heritage sites, delicious sweets and savoury snacks. We have some decent cafes in the city around the clock tower.

The biggest lesson which I learnt from the Sir was “Hard work with a pinch of creativity can take you anywhere in life.”

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