Name, College and Year of Study:
Vijaya Mandal, Ideal Institute of Management and Technology & School of Law- GGSIP University, 3rd Year B.A.LL.B (Hons.)
Organisation and Address:
Office Address: Murari Tiwari and Associates, 141, Block-A, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024. The chamber of Murari Tiwari and Associates is at Tis-Hazari District Court: Chamber No. 147, Western Wing.
Duration of Internship:
Either through an email or through a telephonic conversation.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression:
I was asked to be in the office by 10 am, where I have to fill the internship form. Thereafter, I was called by Tripurari sir, where he guided me on the internship, about the court proceedings and introduced me to everyone working in the office. All the interns are required to be in full formals during their internship period.
The office is well equipped and well maintained. There is a separate round table assigned for interns. The office also consists of a conference room where Tripurari sir along with other associates and interns have discussions on the upcoming cases.
We have to attend the Court proceedings in the District Courts of Delhi, where we have to reach sharply by 9:30 am. During the Court proceedings, we have to be very attentive and have to note down all the important points made as after the proceedings Tripurari sir make sure to have a discussion on the same with the interns, in which he asks many questions related to the case.
However, whenever we were confused on any matter the doubts of every intern was very calmly and patiently cleared by him.
After the Court proceedings, we have to reach office, where we were given case files to study thoroughly and then to research on the topics related to it. In regards to upcoming cases, interns were required to find out the supporting judgements, help in making arguments and case briefs.
Working environment and people:
The working environment is very friendly and helpful. Tripurari sir is a very good mentor that a law intern can ever get. He along with his associates made the office environment very studious and helpful.
They all collectively make sure that the interns who are showing a keen interest in the works assigned to them are given more interesting cases to learn and work on, all their doubts are cleared and gather up their confidence.
The best thing in this internship was that Tripurari Sir, personally took classes for the interns on the topics of Hindu Marriage Act, FIR reading, Pleadings and drafting.
He always makes sure that we grab the practical aspects of the matters that we are studying. During our discussions, he always ends by teaching us the principles of litigation which we all interns will always keep in our mind.
The only bad thing that I can point out is in the period of my internship. I joined my internship during the month of June when Courts were closed. If Courts would have been open, I would have grabbed more guidance from Tripurari sir in regards to the court proceedings.
No stipend is provided.
Accommodation, commuting to the office:
Lajpat Nagar Metro station is the nearest metro station. From there, either you can walk or take a rickshaw.
This internship was an experience of a lifetime. This internship taught me that, you just have to work harder and sincerely, these two methods can only help you get out of the crowd and be in the frontline.
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