Internship Experience @ Murari Tiwari and Associates: Learnt Practical Aspects of Litigation, No Stipend

Name, College, year

Vignesh Ramanathan, Jindal Global Law School, First Year 2018-19

Organisation and address

Murari Tiwari and Associates: A-141, Defence Colony, New Delhi- 110024

Duration of internship

Two Months

How you applied?

Through Email

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

The first day I was welcomed warmly by all the associates, thereafter had a hearty conversation with Advocate Murari Tiwari himself, he guided me how to go about during the internship, made me well versed with the code of conduct, formally introduced me to all his peers, partners and associates.

He also made me well versed with the language of the court and gave me insights into the functioning of the courts.

Main tasks
  • Prepared arguments and submissions to be made before the courts for various civil and criminal litigations and finding case laws to back the same.
  • Attended the proceedings in all the District Courts of Delhi, The High Court and The State Consumer Forum.
  • Learning Mediation procedure and proceedings in Family and Matrimonial Disputes.
  • Learnt Basic legal Drafting such as Application for Discharge, Inspection of Judicial Files, Bail, Exemption and prepared case briefs for various matters.
  • Learnt the practical application of procedural law and learnt to file fresh petitions in courts.
Good things

The good things make most of my internship. I worked closely with one of the partners in the firm Advocate Tripurari Tiwari, who was the guiding force for me to perform well during the internship.

He would personally cater out time from his busy schedule almost every evening to teach me the essential skills of legal drafting.

On special occasions, everyone in the office would be given a delicious treat straight from the office’s pantry. The internship required me to visit every court in Delhi, thereby giving hand on practical experience.

This also mandated punctuality, for which I had to arrange my schedule such that I reach the courts 8:00 in the morning, and return by 7 pm.

I also got to meet various other highly experienced lawyers who my mentors met on a day to day basis. I also got to be part of various medications, under my mentor, as an intern.

Bad things

The only bad thing was the environment within the Indian courts, specially Tis Hazari, which was unclean and crowded.

Stipend

None

Accommodation, commuting to the office

Resided at Home, used to commute everywhere through Metro.

Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt etc.

I learnt the lesson that despite the bad qualities of the Indian judicature, there is a lot learn, as in the tricks of the trade, and it is also a realisation that nothing comes without a cost, everything in the Indian judiciary be it procedural matters or concerns of greater importance like advocation for justice etc. all have a price tag attached to them.

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