Internship Experience @ Legal Aid Services, Kolkata: Work with Justice D.K. Basu

Your Name, College, Year of Study

Shilpa Chaudhury, KIIT School Of Law, 2nd year

Name of Organisation, Location (city), Team Strength

Legal Aid Services, Kolkata, 20-30

Application Process (with contact details)

Send your CV on the website after sending your CV call at the main office in this number + 91-33-2248 3980

Duration of internship and timings

My internship duration was 30 days i.e 20th may-20th June.

But you can do the internship as per your convenient for 15 days/21 days/30 days or more than that.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The infrastructure is moderate.

There are two offices.

The main office is on K.S Roy Road near the high court and the other office is in Karnani Estate Kalamandir that is the main office of Justice D.K Basu.

The first day we were asked to read 5 cases and write the synopsis.

The work environment is not so strict so for the first timers Legal Aid Services is the best place to intern.

Main tasks

Our tasks were to write the synopsis of 25 cases which were basically matrimonial cases and financial disputes.

We were asked to make a power point presentation of a bare act.

I was asked to make the presentation on The Environment Protection Act.

After that, I was assigned with drafting a financial dispute case.

Got a chance to see family counselling process.

We got the chance of visiting calcutta High Court, Family court and Criminal Court

Work environment and people

Work environment is not strict at all.

On top of that you will get the chance of working with Justice D.K Basu who will help you in understanding the nook and corner of family counselling.

In legal aid services you will get friendly people who will not only help you in expanding your knowledge but also in your work.

Best things

The Best thing about legal aid services is getting the chance of working with one of the most respected judges in India.

Bad things

Work environment is not strict at all.

Biggest Lessons

Learning as well as real life experience are the best process to know things.

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