Harmandeep Singh, Dr RMLNLU, Lucknow.
Name of the Advocate, Location
Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi, Advocate.
May 16, 2016 – Present
I shot a mail to Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi- [email protected] and believe me, I was surprised to see a reply within an hour. He was ready to accommodate me in his chamber if I had no issues in adjusting.
Wittily, and without any sugar coating, Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi mentioned the condition of his chambers as a caveat. I jumped at the opportunity. You can learn more about this man from his knowledge about almost everything but be vigilant about the words you use.
Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings
5 weeks. Monday to Friday generally. Can reach office by 10 and leave by 6 or 6:30.
My Internship Experience
My internship at Jaggi Jaggi & Jaggi has taught me more than I could have imagined. As Legal intern, I feel my duties were diverse, and ever-changing. Sometimes it’s tough to recall everything I have taken in over the past month, but I feel that the lessons learnt are some of the most beneficial lessons I have learnt.
My internship has been very useful in honing my legal draftsmen skills. It has also broadened my knowledge in Legal field. I know more now than I did before I started.
When I took my first step into Mr. Jaggi’s Chamber, I was instantly overwhelmed. I was very nervous. I sat down, waited a couple minutes, and then given the okay to walk into Sir’s office. I walked in and waited patiently. After a few moments he asked “So you want to intern in our firm?” I mustered up whatever courage I had and responded “Yes Sir, I definitely do.” After which I was asked to draft a Legal application. Although I wasn’t exactly a trained professional, I was determined to be successful and show them what I was capable of.
The first couple of days were filled with an exciting frenzy of activity. Whether it was looking up case examples to devise an argument for a Case or drafting Legal Notice on different Cases, I was constantly being given different puzzles to solve.
Sometimes, I also used to assist the associates for preparing them for court proceedings such as getting orders from Delhi High Court and Supreme Court websites, flagging the annexure in the files etc.
A lot of work was given to interns and a great respect was given to them. So, if some work was given to an intern then it was expected that work should be done carefully and properly because the associates trusted their interns a lot.
Moreover, the amount of work also depended upon the fact that an intern was interested to do. Sometimes, one had to take initiative to get work but there was no dearth of work.
The associates were friendly in nature. Most of the work was assigned to me by Mr. Hemant Arya and he helped me a lot while doing the work. Sometimes, he asked to work on a particular case and I had briefed him on the matter.
I got to learn several things from Mr. Hemant and he was very friendly and at the same time he also expected the work given by him should be done properly with due care. He also shared his experiences including why he chose litigation over any other career options.
Further, he was a valuable source for getting advice on stuff related to law school activities, academics, mooting and what to opt for after completing law school.
After three strenuous and exhilarating weeks, I successfully completed my internship. Over the span of three weeks, I had learned a host of new skills and developed a completely new perspective towards the field of Law.
Jaggi Sir’s drafting skills are legendary, so to speak. It is something the likes of which I have never seen being myself coming from a legal background, and the way he used to draft, left us interns in awe.
He not only taught us the nuances of law, but also coached us on how to modulate and throw one’s voice in a courtroom.
I don’t think there are many lawyers who would actually put in effort, the way Mr. Jaggi does, just to teach students who might never even remember him in the future.
His practice area was diverse. Civil matters are his finesse, on which too I had the honor of working with him. Mr. Jaggi knows the Code of Civil Procedure (Act V of 1908) by heart.
If you wish to truly learn how to be a lawyer, and not just to make a quick buck or study the law; then this is the place to be.
You won’t get comfortable seats all the time and the luxury to leave by sunset, but the knowledge Mr. Jaggi has is unparalleled.
There was nothing that I disliked about my internship with Jaggi Sir, as my eagerness to learn was insatiable.
Thing that might repulse some people is that he is very precise and seeks Perfection in Drafting. Jaggi Sir can be fussy and meticulous regarding drafting of legal documentation.
My time at Jaggi Jaggi & Jaggi, although demanding, was in many ways the most intellectually stimulating experience I have had in that it required me to think creatively and engineer solutions to a variety of problems.
It was incredible to be surrounded by Lawyers that performed such complicated work on a day to day basis and it was truly exciting to be immersed in the profession.
My experience has also made it incredibly clear that I want to with the law in some fashion and that I hope to further my understanding of the fascinating world of Law. Now, I am confident that I can draft every kind of Legal Documentation. This internship is great place to learn drafting and certainly I learned a lot in that aspect.
PS– Be selective and precise in using your words while sending your CV and Cover Letter.