Internship Experience @ Chambers of Meera Bhatia, Delhi: Clerical Work, No Stipend

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Name of Intern

Anonymous

Name of the Advocate

Chambers of Meera Bhatia, New Delhi

Application Procedure

To apply at her chambers send a mail to [email protected] and you will receive a prompt reply within a week.

Duration

1 December 2018-31 December 2018.

First Day at work

I met Meera Ma’am on the first day and she seemed to be good.

Although at first, she refused to recognise me on the phone but after continuous efforts, I was able to remind her of my internship with her and that she surely had accepted my application.

She told me to “keep standing near High Court’s canteen and wait for her“. After 2 hours, she came.

Daily Routine

Our schedule was very hectic. I got my daily pass made on the third day.

I had to reach her chambers sharply at 9:30 am, with almost nothing to do as a law intern but to do every possible work of what according to me a clerk-cum-servant is capable of doing.

She used to come around by 11:30 am, not to the chamber but to the High Court’s canteen.

In my duration of one month’s internship, ma’am hardly came 4 or 5 times to the chamber (in the whole month). While sitting in the canteen she used to call her interns there every-day and would shout at them. Here’s a list of what I learnt interning under her:

  1. Prepare a list of DGT bills.
  2. Done? Now prepare it again and write it on your register (There’s no printer at her chamber and one has to other advocates’ chamber for taking print-outs)
  3. Stack case-files properly.
  4. Find appearances of her in the orders.
  5. Go to Indian International Centre (IIC) on Saturdays and holidays.
  6. Call to the NDMC’s dispensary to find out whether it opens on Friday or not; if they are not of any help on the phone then go and visit that particular dispensary to confirm it.

Work-Environment

Ma’am doesn’t keep any associates, so your co-interns (who are half-way through their internship) provide you work.

One of my diligent co-intern had fallen sick, once. Ma’am called him up and asked him to come to the chamber. Since he was unable to come, he was told that his internship will be terminated if he doesn’t show-up. That guy looking very pale came to the chamber and even vomited there in the toilet.

Stipend

None

 

Note: Internship experiences on Lawctopus are shared by law students and are subjective in nature. The internship experiences are published to help other law students make informed decisions about their internships and careers. The internship experiences do not reflect Lawctopus’ view about the internship and Lawctopus does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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