First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
On my first day of internship, I reached the office by sharp 10.00 a.m. and reported to Devendra Sir. There was a short of formal introduction and he asked me about my previous internship experiences.
He provided me with the timing of court and office. On my very first day, I should say that I did not have much work but to go through some case file to be argued in High Court next day and research on some legal provision.
The infrastructure was good enough and there was ample space for the interns.
Every day I had to attend High Court Proceeding with Devendra Sir from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. After Court timing I had to go office at 4:00 PM where I was assigned a substantial amount of work on a daily basis, it involves drafting legal notices, preparing arguments, find out relevant legal provisions and case laws etc.
It might seem a lot but once you get the hold of the atmosphere of the office, it would rather be enjoyable considering the amount of knowledge one gains at this office.
After completing the assigned work, Devendra Sir personally scrutinizes the work done and discusses the same with the intern by which they can improve.
Thereafter in the evening from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM I had to visit Sir’s Chamber where I was asked to read the case file which was to be represented in the court in the succeeding day.
The objective behind this is that the interns would be having a prior regarding the court proceedings, the format and will have an understanding of the arguments which would be happening in the court.
This was one of the best internship opportunities I got. I was asked to do extensive research on several areas of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Negotiable Instrument Act, etc.
This internship proved to be very beneficial and gaining experience for me. The best thing is that it created a room for me to enhance my drafting skills and acquire knowledge of court proceedings.
Another good thing is the pleasant nature of Devendra Sir, he is an optimist and is very friendly with the interns. The best thing was that he was easily approachable which is very difficult to find in other busy firms.
Last but not least, I would like to tell that Sir use to give a party to interns if they do well during the internship. At the last evening of our internship, Devendra Sir gave us a wonderful dinner party.
I personally did not find anything bad with the internship.
Yes, it’s a plus point here that stipends are also given to the interns, but are given as per the quality and way of presentation of the work being done i.e. stipends is performance based.
Accommodation and Commuting to the office
As the office is located in Ratanada, one can easily find P.G. in Ratanada otherwise try adjoining places in Paota like Polo area so that High Court would be at walking distance.
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