NAME, YEAR, UNIVERSITY:
Shivam Singh Baghel, 3 rd Year, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
ORGANIZATION AND ADDRESS:
SVS Associates, Sheila Talkies Compound, South Civil Lines, Main Road, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:
The minimum period of Internship required is of 30 days. I did it from 1 st of July 2019 to 30th of July 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. My timings were from 10:00 am to 9.00 pm.
My one month of internship experience has been full of tremendous learning and the practical application of the law. I had the privilege to learn and grasp the inside out of the legal profession from one of the most accomplished advocates practicing in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh and High Court of Delhi, Adv. Siddharth Gupta. He’s the principal Managing Partner
of SVS Associates.
Office caters to all kinds of matters, be it Civil, Criminal or Constitutional in nature. Apart from the High Court of Jabalpur and Indore Bench, the office has a regular inflow of cases and filings in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
The main task of interns is to visit the Courtrooms and observe the proceedings, read files, clerical work, drafting, preparing case notes and typing related works.
Resources of the office are free and interns can borrow any books and access the online database. Opportunity for the interns to accompany Siddharth Gupta Sirin his outstation appearances and matters makes this office unique providing enriching experience to each and every Interns.
I personally accompanied Siddharth Sir to Indore Bench of the High Court, Real Estate Appellate Tribunal, Bhopal, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
All the expenses including travelling, lodging and food were taken cared for by the Sir, without being a penny spent from my pocket. In fact as an intern whilst applying, I had never contemplated that I would be undertaking my maiden flight as an intern to Delhi from Jabalpur for attending matters at Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India, that too at office expenses.
For a change, I felt I am not an intern, but a principal associate of the firm. Sir is very attentive towards the activities of interns and he himself assigns the task to them. Interns are expected to be very attentive, enthusiastic and, on their toes, while working with Sir. The office staff right from Associates (especially Amit Sir) to office boys are very friendly in nature and always ready to help.
I also observed Siddharth Sir is an extremely altruistic and spiritual person. He engages himself in a lot of donations and altruistic activities and has a large heart towards his staff and colleagues.
Work culture and hospitality of this office never let you feel dried up, even after working for the 10-11 Hours in a day including Sundays.
A stipend of Rs. 5000 was provided to me at the end of my internship period of 30 days.