Internship Experience @ Vikram Deo Singh, Senior Advocate, Patna High Court: Accompany the Advocate for Hearings

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Loveely Priyadarshini

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Vikram Deo Singh, Senior Advocate, Patna High Court, Patna, Bihar

Application Process with contact details

Through direct contact through his Personal Assistant.

Duration of internship and timings

28.05.2015 – 30.06.2015 at the end of my 2nd semester (summer internship).

1 month.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

His office was in the High Court, Patna. The office is small and there is no dedicated place for the interns because of many advocates sitting in the same chamber and counselling their clients. Due to hot weather and heavy rush of people ,the chamber used to be almost packed and it was difficult to adopt to a whole new environment of the court for me.

There are no hard and fast 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.

Main tasks

To accompany the advocate for hearings in the court rooms and keeping a track of his matters. He had almost 8-10 cases everyday to be presented before the judges.

At the same time I had to read the memorials and maintain briefings of the cases in my internship diary everyday.

Work environment and people

The people consisted of advocates of the high court.

They were extremely soft spoken, ready to help and full of humor.

Best things

I actually learned various provisions under IPC and CrPC through constant case study, application and research before being taught in my upcoming semesters.

I also learned drafting of cases.

Bad things

1. The hot weather.

2. The long court proceedings and I had to stand all the way trying hard to concentrate and grasp on the discussions, arguments and case judgments.

3. The packed chambers.



Biggest Lessons

I got an insight into the world of litigation which is a very challenging field, full of compromises and acceptance. Passion is the need of time to achieve a zenith in this field.

Besides, I also learnt that crime rate in rural areas is very high. I got the chance to penetrate into the sufferings of various people’s lives and how law plays a crucial role in acting as a watch guard.

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