Office of The Chaber of Law was situated in a posh area on the main road. It was a two story building containing basement. As it was big office, all necessary machinery i.e photocopy machine, printers, scanners and computers were installed.
It was fully air conditioned office. There were two big conference rooms where interns used to sit and read files. In the basement there was a library containing huge collections of books, Acts and journals.
As the office was big, the numbers of persons were also high. There were approximately 35 people including clerk and junior advocates. During my internship we were 28 interns in the same office from the different colleges.
Duration of internship
2nd July 2014 -23rd July 2014
I got this internship through my faculty. He arranged this internship for me and one of the my best friend. He has worked in this Firm for 3 years. There is another option to get this internship by filling a form which is given on the website of TCL and the link is HERE.
You can also send E-mail to the founding member of TCL at [email protected] with the subject name, INTERNSHIP SUMMER/WINTER. The best way to get internship here is the contacts, because it’s a big law firm and they accept interns through contacts at first priority.
First impression, first day, formalities
There was no concept of first day first impression and formalities. We had to go to office always in black formal. We had to reach at Delhi High court at 10 O’clock in the morning to hear court proceedings. After court hearing we headed back to the office which was situated at Hauz khas.
The Chamber of Law deals with both civil and criminal side but we were supposed to intern in civil side. As we had not read the CPC so the area was new for us. In the starting days of internship they used to give us files and judgements to read.
After 10-12 days they started to allot work to us. Mr. Anupam Shristava gave me a research work in a case which was based on foreign judgement Sec 12 of CPC. I had to prove that foreign judgement is not applicable in India.
Further I was given a task to download order sheet of certain cases and annex them into files. Some time they used to give me typing work also. Case briefing and research was main task.
In court campus I got opportunity to ask for Passover in once case. I also got opportunity to hear arguments from the senior advocates of Delhi High court.
Work environment was friendly and many things to learn. There were two associates who had recently joined and apartment from them all were experienced in their field. 3 of them were senior Advocate of High court.
Best thing of the The Chamber of Law was that there were a lot of things to learn and associates were ready to teach the intern. If interns are really eager to learn practical knowledge then TCL is the right platform.
There was no rest room where intern can spend their free time. Another bad thing is that working time was not fixed.
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