Shiv Chand Sahu, Senior Counsel, District Court of Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2-3.
If you want to apply for internship, you have to first talk to Mr. Shiv Chand Sahu in person almost a month prior to internship schedule.
After this, on the first day of the internship you have to submit an updated CV along with the bona-fide certificate certifying you as the student of a particular university (can be collected from the college administration).
Shiv Chand Sahu, Advocate in Jaipur District Court, Rajasthan.
Contact Number : +(91)-141-2293486
Duration of internship and timings
A Law Internship according to me shouldn’t be less than for 4 weeks as this is the ideal duration for which one should do a legal internship, otherwise, it mayn’t be that that helpful.
It is because one take time to accustom itself in certain atmosphere, environment and understand the working of a particular institution.
During my internship, timings of the court were from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm (Summer Timing) (Timings differ in Winters and Summers). After the court hours, usually advocates ask for research which you can do either in the advocate’s office or at your place.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
First Impression at the District Court of Jaipur is like of a fish market, everyone arguing their case at the same time in a very small room with a single fan and a broken cooler.
Though, you will also get to see the other side of it, the amount of work they do is enormous, knowledge that judges have is just phenomenal.
They just give a maximum of 5 minutes to a case, then also couldn’t be able to finish with their ‘Cause Lists’.
First day formalities is just nothing, you will feel like you know these people already, juniors under Sir are very friendly and always want to help, they will take you to the courts whenever they are going.
My main task as a first year intern was to know about the working of the court and different benches.
I had the opportunity to hear arguments in all types of court room ranging from civil to criminal cases. Then in the office you had to read the different cases and the files that my lawyer had under him and some which were already decided.
I was asked what would had been my arguments in that case in the District Courts and how would I had proceeded. I dealt mostly with Negotiable Instrument Cases.
Work environment and people
The work environment was very good. You get to know and talk to many lawyers and get a first hand information about the legal system. People around our Sir were really informed about everything because of which the talks were not only limited to legal area.
No specified stipend.
District Court is the first branch of our legal system in most of the case. That’s why you will get to know about the working of the court, how cases are filed and how different benches are constituted for different purposes, matters.
You will know how a judge is going to react in certain type of situations and it helps you to figure out how to fight similar cases in front of different benches. It served as a basic lesson for you if you are going to practice in future.
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