Name of the Student, College, Year of Study
Organization and Address
Chambers of Advocate Amarjeet Singh Sahni & Associates, Tis Hazari Court, New Delhi- 110054
Chamber Number- 23, 24 Civil Sides
Phone number: 9810047975
Duration of Internship
3 weeks Internship from February 15 to March 8, 2021. Interns were required to work from 9:30 A.M. until 5:30 P.M.
I submitted my application by sending a mail to Sir’s email address. I followed up with a phone call to confirm the internship’s exact start date.
First Day Formalities, Infrastructure, and First Impression
There were no such formalities. I introduced myself to all of the associates on my first day of internship, and then we headed to court. Chamber was significantly larger and immaculately maintained. There were three more associates other than Sir.
The day begins with a visit to the courtroom, where you can observe case proceedings and gain first-hand experience of arguing in trial courts. However, sometimes you may be directed to another court as Sir practices in all the District Courts of Delhi (along with the High Court). It was a great joy to watch Sir argue in front of the court. He will teach you the art of trust, persuasion, and boldness, which are all necessary qualities for a good lawyer.
Sir would also keep me up to date and brief me on the cases scheduled for the day, try to provide some background on the core cause of contention in the cases, as well as the lines and legal concepts he would argue on. Interns may have to seek an adjournment and pass over because there were multiple cases and Sir couldn’t be present in all of them.
I was frequently partnered with one of the associates, and they were all quite kind and eager to help me with any questions I had. After all the cases of the day, I had to go to the chamber where Sir made me read case files and used to discuss the case and the law applied in it.
I was generally allocated clerical work, such as filing PF, Certified copy, providing progress updates for various courts, informing associates of the next hearing date, the order passed in various cases, documentation, and other regular filing duties. I was also asked to research specific case laws related to ongoing cases assigned to us. Sir never let me sit idle; he would frequently discuss current cases as well as the relevant legal issues.
Work Environment and People
Outstanding work environment, Sir and all the associates were very nice. The associates were very helpful and approachable and they used to clear my every basic doubt regarding clerical work and ongoing cases. Sir himself used to teach me facts regarding cases and made me learn a lot. There was a nice combination of formal and informal environments in the chamber that created a welcoming mood for everyone.
The best part of this internship was that Sir himself took time out of his busy schedule to explain stuff to me and share his vast knowledge of the profession. Sir would also crack jokes regularly which helped in keeping the environment light and enjoyable. The office staff and all the Associates of the chamber are also well versed in the field of law. This internship shows you all aspects of litigation from documentation to arguing in court.
Sir practices both civil and criminal law. The majority of the cases before him, however, were about matrimonial disputes, domestic violence, the Negotiable Instruments Act, the Suit for Recovery, and the Suit for Partition, as well as Family Laws. Hence it helps one to learn extensively about a variety of laws.
Lunches were also a highlight, as everyone would sit together and take a relaxing break from their work. This was overall a really good experience. It provided me with a great deal of exposure and insight into the legal profession.
I didn’t find anything bad during my Internship.
Accommodation, Commuting to the Office
Because I live in Delhi, I took the metro to Tis Hazari Court hence I didn’t have any issues with accommodation but there are several PG and hostels available since the location is in Central Delhi.
I got Rs. 2500 and a very nice pen as a stipend along with the certificate signed by the sir.
This internship taught me the value of hard work and perseverance, as well as the importance of being persistent in one’s work as a lawyer. After the internship, I noticed a change in my confidence, understanding, and perception of the world.
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