Internship Experience at the District Court of Bokaro, Jharkhand: An Encounter with the Reality of Courts

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Name of the intern

Shreya Sonal

Name of your college

Jamnalal Bajaj School of Legal Studies, Banasthali Vidyapith

Name of the course and year of study

BA LLB, Vth year

Name and address of the organisation

District Court of Bokaro, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

Duration of internship

From: 07/05/2018 Till: 07/06/2018

How did you apply for the internship?

A friend of mine told me about the Advocate.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

I am sharing this experience because it’s a first one and first one is always special. The very first day the advocate just asked me to follow him everywhere because literally I was blank. I was having several thoughts in my mind at the same time because courts are very different in real life than in movies.

I must say here that movies of our country has given a very wrong message to people and same image of court is created ( ps- I literally felt cheated).

Jokes apart Lawyers don’t even get more than 2 minutes to prove their Point in the court. And it was definitely very hot weather and you can barely see the fan moving. Overall it was exciting, confusing and successful first day.

Main tasks

As I was in my first year of graduation so nothing much was given. Cases were given to me and my seniors asked me to read it again and again because then only slowly your mind will understand and grasp things.

I used to remember relevant provisions. Not only this remembering the dates and which hearing is to be attended and at which court is also very important things to remember.

Work environment

Work environment was good as generally everything was done at the bar office only where all other advocates used to work. The talking, jokes and chit chat were part of the work which also lightens the mood. Everybody was respecting and friendly to each other even though people fighting against each other.

Good things

Good things which I learn is that first of all you cannot live in a society alone even if you are a Richie rich kind of person. We should always keep a balanced relations with everyone.

Secondly, not everyone is born successful. Mistakes are natural things and are common.

And lastly, hard work always and always pay off. I have seen it happening live before me.

Bad things

The only thing which was not so good were facilities for clients coming to attend their cases. Lack of chairs in some courts. Electricity is no there, so much rush and all.

Stipend (if any)

No, I didn’t get any.

Details about accommodation and commute

I stayed at my home.

Anything else?

Life is not a burden as now a days it’s becoming. The only aim is to earn more and more money but what will one do with those money if he don’t get the time to spend till he gets retirement.

According to me that much earning is sufficient from which one can get the basic facilities and some hobbies ofcourse. I have seen those people also happy with their dear ones with just 2-3 cases a week because their is no limit of earning money but there is for respect.

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