Internship Experience Under Hon’ble Principal Judge, Family Court, Patna: Great Research in Matrimonial Matters

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Name of the intern

Sudeep Chandra

Name of your college

Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University

Name of the course and year of study

BB.A LL.B | 3rd Year

Name and address of the organisation

Under the Guidance of Hon’ble Principal Judge, Family Court, District Court Patna, Bakipur, Patna – 800004.

Duration of internship

From: 02/01/2020 Till: 15/01/2020

How did you apply for the internship?

Through Direct Contact with their Personal Assistant

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

The office is small and there is no dedicated place for interns because many advocates are sitting in the same chamber and counselling their clients.

Due to a heavy rush of people, the chamber used to be almost packed. There are no first day formalities.

I introduced myself and he asked various questions on my knowledge of the subjects, I knew and finally accompanied him to the court room for hearings.

The courts are lovely and the best in class. The environment is favourable for hearing the sitting Judges conveying their orders and decisions.

Main Tasks

Task was assigned to me for finding relevant case laws on various topics and in free time we discussed means or approaches to tackle legal problems.

Assisted in researching cases related to matrimonial disputes including provisions of dissolution of marriage, restitution of conjugal rights etc.

Witnessed the court proceedings/hearings related to matrimonial and miscellaneous cases.

Work Environment

The work environment was good. Got to learn a lot from lawyers and the library of the court.

Met some advocates and they shared their experiences about working and tackling the issues.

They were extremely soft spoken, ready to help and filled of humour.

Good Things

The best thing about being an intern was that there was immense learning about the practical implications of the laws that I had studied.

After witnessing the court proceedings you’ll get a clear idea of working within the legal system.

After completing your internship you’ll know that practical knowledge is different from theoretical one, which we receive at our institutes.

Bad Things

There was no such thing that I would say was bad about being an intern there.

Stipend

No Stipend

Details about accommodation and commute

There are some PGs near Gandhi Maidan 400m near the Court.

Anything else?

I enjoyed my internship at the Civil Court and the knowledge and experience that I’ve gained from there would be very helpful for me in future. 

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