Delhi institute of rural development affiliated to G.G.S.I.P.University, Dwarka.
Shanti Bhushan, Former Minister of Law and Justice, Senior Advocate, Delhi
Team Strength- 5 Really good Associates, Lots of Miscellaneous co-workers.
Through Personal contact.
March 1st, 2016 – March 31st, 2016
10.00 am – 5.30 pm.
In case you are asked to report office one can reach by 10.30 – 11.00 am.
Office is walking distance from Noida sec. 15 metro station.
The first day is probably one of the only days one feels put-off by the internship.
I was asked to report to Sir’s office (in Noida) at 9.00 pm.
Got pass ready by staff for supreme court and high court.
The office has a huge decent library’s as well, so I kept myself busy with that for the time being.
We assigned with a case that was to be taken up later and asked to draft the grounds on which it could be argued.
This was challenging work, as we were given the entire file of the concerned case, most of which started at the Trial Court, and therefore had to read through the judgments of the lower courts as well and the the other annexed documents- which were, trust me, a LOT!
Besides, we always had to be present whenever a client (old or new) came to meet Sir about his case.
Attending Conferences with sir which is the best part of the internship.
He assigned me to prepare case briefings and synopsis.
The work environment was quite relaxed.
The Associates had substantial autonomy to give us work and let us work at our own pace at most times.
They were approachable and are experienced so one can learn quite a bit from them.
*Special shout out to Kartik Sir.
The chamber in the Supreme Court was visited by quite a few other lawyers as well from the firm.
The best thing about the internship was the High Court & Supreme Court.
Sir allowed us to spend a lot of time in the court rooms and also kept us in close proximity whenever any of his cases was being put up.
Besides, there was the cliched ‘practical knowledge’ that was gained by me by working with Sir.
I didn’t just learn, I grew more. The internship gave me a better insight of Indian Legal System. I enjoyed being treated as a colleague & not as summer intern.
Sir also took personal interest in the interns and made it a point to meet with us when we came and also once before we went- asking us about the work done during the day.
I don’t find any bad thing in this internship.
None, but I believe having Shanti Bhushan Sir Name on your CV is stipend in itself.
While this might not be the most happening internship that some other places have to offer, it has all the requisites of a good old regular court internship.
Go for it especially if you’re going for to the SC for the first time.
It’ll be worth it!!