Name. College. Year of Study
Harshit Gupta , University Of Petroleum & Energy Studies, 3rd Year
Name of the organisation. City
Interned under Mr. Parag. P. Tripathi, Senior Advocate, SC (Ex-ASG), New Delhi
How big was the office? Team strength?
He has his chamber built in the basement of his home. The home cum office building is big enough to accommodate every one easily; 10 of his juniors and other staff members.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
One can apply to his office by sending his resume to the email ID and then after a week he/she should contact with Mr. Parag sir’s P.A for the confirmation.
I got the internship through my Uncle who is presently in Competition Commission of India. Address of the Office is 19, Central Lane near Bengali Market. New Delhi.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
I interned over there for a month. The timings were very strict as one has to attend the court proceeding/matters which were listed on that particular day.
I usually reached at 9:30 a.m and leave the office around 6:30 p.m. It depends upon the work you have been given. Its a 7 day working office
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
On my first day of intern I was very nervous and reached there by 9 a.m only.
As he handles the matters of both the SC & HC of Delhi, therefore my first work was to arrange my monthly pass from the respective offices of the courts as no one is allowed inside the SC & HC of Delhi without the Passes. The passes will be made only when your advocate recommends you as his intern with him. Arranging of passes in Delhi HC is more difficult than in SC.
I was then introduced with each and every member of the office.
On the first hour of my intern I was assigned with some research work. I had to find cases law for a matter which was listed on that day itself on Delhi Rent Control Act. I was not getting the case on that particular subject but i managed any how to get three case laws in 20 mins and briefed them to the associate and from that point I realised it not gonna be easy.
I was not able to meet the Lawyer on the first day as he was so busy with his work, he was not able to take out the time for each and every intern in his office. I had interaction with him on the 4th day of my intern but before he knew me that I was interning in his office.
Main tasks (in detail)
Every Day when you enter in the office the first work is to pick up the cause list which has already been made by the assistant sitting over there.
I was always so excited to listen to his arguments, he argues like lion roars in the jungle.
The Cause list contained all the matters which are listed on the particular day and after seeing the cause list you have to plan your day according to it. The mostly of the cases were in the Delhi HC.
You have to be on your toes when you are in the court as at any time you have to rush to a court room where the case can be taken up and you have to inform to a junior about the case which is going to be taken up because many times it happens that Sir was arguing in one court and another case was taken up in different court so you have to maintain a coordination with everyone.
I usually write down all the major points on which he used to argue with the case name. I was always so excited to listen to his arguments, he argues like lion roars in the jungle.
I used to get research work of the matters which was going to be listed next day or after that. Every day a conference took place for the matter which has to argued next day. In that the discussion happens upon the arguments to be taken up and every intern has to attend any conference scheduled on that day.
Research work would be assigned to you over there. Many times the juniors calls you and gives you the research work mainly finding the cases laws. After finding the case you cannot just directly mail, you have to explain the summary and mark the important points in the particular case. Or work may be research on a particular subject matter which you have to read it from different books and have to brief in last.
The library over there is very good you can find good books on every topic over there.
Work environment, people
The work environment is the best, you are not forced everytime to do work and if you go to court you have very less work.
The juniors are very friendly with the interns they try to interact with you, teach you skills and will give a practical knowledge of the profession. If any intern did not has his/her vehicle to reach to court or tribunal there was a spare car which will take you to the court.
You have to complete your whole work before you are leaving the office.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
Bengali Market is near by you may go over there and chill we used to sit at Barista. In that locality there are many lawyer’s office so in summers you will find many interns over there.
I learned the basic as well as the most important things of litigation while interning with him. I loved the way he argues in the court.
Every one says litigation is not a cup of tea for everyone but I think if one manages to get with there is nothing better than this profession.
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