NAME, UNIVERSITY, YEAR:
Prachi Bhuraria, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, II Year.
ORGANIZATION AND ADDRESS:
SVS Associates, MP High Court, Sheila Talkies Compound, South Civil Lines, Main Road, Jabalpur (M.P).
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:
The minimum period of internship which is required is of 30 days. I interned for a duration of 30 days from 1st to 30th of June 2019.
I applied for the internship by sending my CV along with covering letter at svsassociates.adv[at]gmail.com.
DRESS CODE AND TIMINGS:
The office is particular about the dress code i.e. Black Formal Dress for Court days and semi-formals for non-working days, particularly polished shoes. My timings were from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.
The profile of the workplace is incredibly differentiated. The work isn’t just of High Court, yet in addition to different discussions like Debt Recovery Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, and so forth.
Truth be told, the workplace has a standard inflow of cases and filings in Delhi High Court, attributable to which there is part of work relating to Delhi High Court.
Therefore, the interns have widespread exposure to not only court work, but also office work, drafting assignments, as also a variety of tasks, which the legal field may relate to.
I was fortunate enough to witness Sidhharth Gupta sir’s discussion with Senior Advocate R.N. Singh and got to know the approach how practically cases should be looked into to file for the correct relief. Though I was interning during the vacations, even then I could witness at least 5-6 matters in which Siddharth Sir addressed and make extensive arguments before the Court.
This also gave me an insight into the court crafts and the way the cases are to be presented in real life in actual court proceedings. Also, I read more than 50 judgments of the Supreme Court, it helped me enhanced my vocabulary of the legal terms and I was also able to increase my reading speed.
Besides, Siddharth Gupta Sir is principally an arguing counsel, at a very young age he is personally arguing high profile matters of important clients and corporate groups. Therefore, within a span of one month, one gets a bird’s eye view of how the legal profession moves and works in action.
The workplace has restricted quantities of Interns, which are short recorded each month and are acknowledged by the workplace. Not more than 3 or 4 candidates are acknowledged by the workplace for working during any span of 30 days. Alongside me, there were 3 different Interns who were working contemporary with me.
- Opportunity is given to every such Intern, who is interested in working in the office and putting in his own efforts and attention to the work.
- The office is Tech-Savvy. There are sufficient numbers of laptops, computers and printers available in the office. The office has WiFi, LAN, resources for research (online and offline) and is fully air-conditioned.
- There are strict instructions to the office staff to take care of daily requirements of the Interns like Snacks, Soft drinks, Sweets, Eateries etc, whatever the interns fall in requirement of.
- Other Associates/Juniors were extremely cordial. My special thanks to Mr. Amit Garg, who has been working with Siddharth Sir from quite a long time. I never felt as if I am in an unknown place rather it was quite comfortable and interesting to work in the office.
Apart from the good things I would mention a bad thing as well, i.e., sometimes it gets chaotic when there is a great deal of work and afterwards you need to work even after available time and fulfil the time constraints. So it winds up hard working productively for extended periods of time.
I was provided with Rs.3000. The internship is a stipend base internship depending upon your performance.