Internship Experience at Rajeev Surana and Associates, Jodhpur: Great Learning at the Courts in Litigation

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Name of the intern

Raghav Sharma

Name of your college

National Law University, Jodhpur

Name of the course and year of study

B.A LL.B | 3rd year

Name and address of the organisation

Rajeev Surana and Associates, Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur.

Duration of internship

From: 01/11/2019 Till: 30/11/2019

How did you apply for the internship?

I was recommended to intern under Mr. Surana by one of my friends. The application process was surprisingly easy, with only a statement of purpose and my CV was requested.

I presented them before Mr. Surana and after a discussion for some time, and a few questions from me, I was accepted to work under his guidance.

Since one of my colleagues was already interning under him for some time, the process was swift.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

The first day of the internship went by with me learning the ropes of the office.

I was formally introduced to other lawyers working under Mr. Surana as well as my fellow interns and colleagues.

My tasks were explained to me by my senior and I was told to remain attentive and take notes of the cases I encounter.

After commuting to the court that day with my friend I was navigated to the Chambers of Mr. Surana and was requested to remember the way, since the interns are supposed to wait there if they arrive early or late.

Further, I was asked to download the Rajasthan High Court’s, Jaipur’s app to track the cause-list so that I reach the Courtroom before the proceedings begins.

After the court, we went back to Mr. Surana’s office and sifted through the upcoming cases so that we may have a better understanding of the proceedings.

I was also asked to get a permit before entering the court, however I was only able to get my permit after three days into the internship.

Main Tasks

1. We were asked to observe the proceedings and make notes of them;

2. We were asked to keep a diary of the cases as well as write notes on cases we had read beforehand;

3. We were also asked to proofread various documents before printing them; and

4. Further those proficient in Hindi typing could also proofread and edit the Devanagari script in the documents.

Work Environment

The seniors in my internship were always helpful and the environment at the office was always cheerful and friendly.

The attitude of Mr. Surana was always helpful and he guided us through various legal questions.

Good Things

The internship allowed me to experience the courtroom proceedings and gain insight on the overall workings of a court.

It further provided me with the opportunity to understand the workings of a legal associate.

I gained insights on how to deal with various legal matters and evaluate the case with practical knowledge about it. 

I was allowed to work with my peers which helped me improve my team-working skills

Bad Things

While there was no obvious bad thing about my internship, I would like to point out that it was a pain to rush from one courtroom to another.

Further going to court and commuting back to office was also a really time consuming process.

Stipend

None

Details about accommodation and commute

I had gone to and from the court and the office, usually using an Uber/ola.

Anything else?

The work under this internship provided me insights for the practical knowledge of laws I studied in my college.

Not sure if I will become a lawyer in future, however the experience I gained in this internship is going to help me throughout my life.

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