Online Internship Experience at Advocate Siddharth Acharya: Legal Research & Drafting Work and Filling RTI

Student’s Name, College and Year of Study

Shivansh Sharma, 4th Year, Amity Law School Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

About the Advocate

Chambers of Advocate Siddharth Acharya, Supreme Court.

Advocate Siddharth is an independent practicing lawyer in the Supreme Court, High Courts as well as NCLT/NCLAT and NCDRC. His areas of practice in field of law are:

  • Litigation in SLP’s in Supreme Court, Appellate Jurisdiction and Original Jurisdiction in Supreme Court as well as High Courts.
  • Civil, Criminal, Arbitration laws.
  • Corporate Insolvency, Securities, Debt recovery and other corporate-related matters.
  • Public Interest Litigations

Office Address: Chambers of Advocate Siddharth Acharya, A-93, LGF, South Ex- II, New Delhi.

Mode of the Internship

Online

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Due to the lockdown and travel restrictions in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, I opted for the online mode of the internship.

Duration

17th May 2020 to 11th June 2020.

Application Process

I applied directly via mail by sending my CV and SOP at siddharthacharya90[at]gmail.com with the subject: Internship Application.

First Day Formalities and Initial Impressions

It being an online internship, my first interaction was with Advocate Siddharth himself via telephone. I was asked about my course, my preferences and career goals. After that, I was briefed about the work culture and ongoing matters. I was added in the office whatsapp group where the junior advocates and other office staff welcomed me.

Work Culture of the Organisation

Advocate Siddharth and all the staff are very courteous and sociable yet professional. The interns are assigned work by Siddharth Sir directly or through the junior advocates. He and the junior advocates welcome any teaching opportunity to young students.

Junior Advocates especially Advocate Pranav Kashyap are very benevolent. I was assigned to Advocate Pranav, who at a lot of times gave me guidance and career advice. The staff is also very supportive, courteous and always ready to provide all the assistance required for tasks provided.

Main Tasks

  • Legal Research
  • Drafting Petitions and Applications
  • Filing RTIs
  • Attending Online Client Sessions
  • Briefing Counsel

Good Things

There were a lot of good things. I am listing a few of them below:

  • Practical learning experience
  • Knowing about various sectors of law. Researching a diverse set of laws widened the scope of my legal knowledge.
  • More preference is given to the practical application of the law than theoretical knowledge.
  • Being a fourth-year student, I was assigned a lot of drafting work. The petitions, applications and contracts drafted by me were proofread by Siddharth Sir himself and all the suggestions and corrections were very politely dictated to me.
  • Due credit was given for every work.
  • Tons of encouragement.
  • The opportunity of direct communication and coordination with the clients is given to a few capable interns.
  • Students can perform their moral obligation of giving back to society by assisting Sir in his PIL and Writ petitions for social causes.

Bad Things

There were no bad things.

Student Review

Internship at the Chambers of Advocate Siddharth Acharya is recommendable. My experience is very productive.

Stipend

Rs. 1500/-

Number of Interns Required

Due to vast areas of practice and a lot of matters, many interns are allowed round the year.

Accomodation and Commute

Even though I did an online internship, being a Delhiite I can tell that the office is accessible by metro and other modes. Nearest Metro Station is South Extension. Student-friendly and affordable PGs are available in the nearby localities of Lajpat Nagar and Malviya Nagar.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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