Name. College. Year of Study
Shikhar Agarwal. Jamia Millia Islamia University. 3rd Year
Name of the organization. City
Adv. Pramod K. Dubey. New Delhi
Duration of the internship
6 Weeks. 17th June 2013 – 21st July 2013
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office is not so much big and there are around 7-8 juniors excluding other clerical staff.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
The application procedure is very simple. You send in an email with you CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will get the confirmation at the earliest may be a day or two and you will be asked to meet them in the office mentioned in the mail i.e. D-200, Basement Defence Colony, New Delhi so that you can collect your schedule.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
Six days a week. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. it can even exceed to 8 p.m. No time relaxation for girls.
An hour long lunch break is given in the afternoon.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I stayed at my college hostel which took fifteen minutes by auto or bus to reach the Govindpuri Metro station.
One can take PGs in Defence Colony which would be a little costlier or one can prefer to take accommodation in Lajpat Nagar PGs.
Since the metro station is very close to the office, I would suggest that you stay in a PG near Lajpat Nagar.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
The first impression was not good for me, as I was rebuked on the very first day even without having a single fault on my part but it all vanished when I came to know from each and every associate present there that this is the office where I will be most benefitted and will learn a lot as compared to other offices of advocates (They were not boasting which I realized later).
On the first day I realized that I have to maintain discipline and everyone is too strict, not even as much required.
However, one of the associate told me on the first day “make yourself tougher to handle this office, many interns have come and left in between, but all those who managed to remain learnt a lot”.
Gradually I also came to know that two of the associates were really really knowledgeable persons and so I admired one of two a lot and not the other because he was so rude.
All the interns were given files firstly to read and then to prepare notes- this was the initial work assigned. However, the following were the main tasks:
• Attend court hearings.
• Make note of court proceedings.
• Legal research topics were given frequently.
• Search judgments and other related materials to a case.
• Read case briefs and hence make note of it.
• Attend conferences with clients.
Work environment, people
Work environment was very strict.
One of his juniors (Mr. Saurabh) is very encouraging, positive and wonderful to talk to.
During breaks, there were discussions in the office on almost everything under the sun – college life, various spheres of legal field and even everyone’s whereabouts!
Even my co-interns were all very positive and warm people without whom this internship would be very difficult for me to carry with.
Best things? (Nothing is all bad)
First of all, the best thing was to meet Mr. Siddharth Luthra, ASG and to hear his arguments in Delhi High Court as our Sir assists him.
Secondly, the cases which were handled by Sir were very genuine and famous and to read those files was very interesting.
Lastly, the things which you get to know and experience there, would definitely make you tougher and bolder.
Bad things? (Nothing is all good)
One of his junior was very rude and I, unfortunately got work from him only. And, availability of cheap food was next to impossible.
“If you think that you know a lot about law then think it again”
If you are looking for serious litigation stuff and want to know how much depth of law you are in, then do intern with Mr. Pramod K. Dubey.
Overall experience was good, and it somewhat opened my eyes.
I would like to rate this internship 8/10.