I got a reply in 15 days confirming my internship .It’s an out and out hassle free process.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
Four weeks, 5 days a week, 10 am to around 6 pm. We’d get a one hour lunch break in the afternoon. Also , with a few days notice , we could leave early in case we had prior commitments . Since I am from Kolkata, accommodation wasn’t a problem.
We were given thirty cases during the period of internship and we had to study and rewrite those cases. Also, we went to Calcutta High Court ,Family Court and Bankshall Court to watch the proceedings.
Except the High Court, local languages were used in the other Courts and thus it was a hindrance for people not knowing Bengali. However, this wasn’t much of a problem in the main office. We were quite familiar with court proceedings by the end of the internship.
We also had a chance to observe techniques of cross examination and the like. Luckily , I also got a chance to work at Justice D.K. Basu’s office. There were a lot of interesting cases on family settlements, matrimonial disputes and so on. We got a chance to interact with several lawyers.
Seniors and staff were extremely cooperative and friendly and we could always approach them with our doubts. I met a lot of clients , took notes while cases were discussed and also attended counseling sessions .Sir would often advise us on cases and handling issues like confidentiality.
It was a brilliant first hand exposure regarding meeting clients and handling disputes.
There is no dearth of places to hang around and chill ,and as always, the amazing street food in Kolkata makes it even more awesome!
There is no policy for payment of stipend .
It was a brilliant learning experience and I would highly recommend it for all aspiring Lawyers. It would be an amazing start up for all as the advice, first hand exposure and involvement was invaluable.
The healthy environment greatly promoted learning and I would easily rate it as one of the best internships I’ve done so far.
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