Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Kartikey Sahai, Institute of Law, Nirma University. 1st Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Advocate Barun Kumar Singh, Trial Court, Allahabad, 8 Associate Advocates.

Application Process with contact details

To apply, interns were required to contact him using his mobile number as he had no registered email ID and could only be contacted using his mobile number. The application procedure was pretty easy as he welcomed all the interested interns.

Address: Chamber No. 2, Block-B, District Court, Allahabad.

Duration of internship and timings

April – May 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Filled with cerebral camaraderie and the nuances of knowledge, this internship at the Trial Court of Allahabad is one to reckon with. From relishing the first hand opportunity of witnessing a Court in function to running in and around the Courts in the scorching heat of April-May, this Internship experience could give one possible the rambunctious, yet the most intellectually satisfying episode’s for a student experiencing court life for the very first time.

There were no such formalities, as being a resident of Allahabad, Sir is a very laid back person with a lively attitude towards life and welcomed all his interns with a big broad smile.

The infrastructure of the Court at Allahabad is one thing that could hamper this intellectually satisfying experience owing to the gargantuan amount of tobacco spits all around and incessant power cuts throughout the day.

Main tasks

The chief task assigned to an intern working under Sir was going to the court, asking for the date of a particular case from the court official which had been prolonged due to a plethora of reasons and coming back to write that date down in Sir’s personal diary.

Apart from that, interns were asked to go and purchase Power of Attorney, Folio and various other things. Another thing that could satisfy one’s intellectual needs as an inchoate lawyers when the Advocate asked the intern to go the through a case file, decided as well as undecided, to understand the subtleties of a case file and how to draft one, when needed.

Work environment and people

The work environment is a bit haphazard when it comes to the Court as a whole but it is quite stable and work-friendly when it comes to the Advocate’s chamber.

The ramrod strikes by the lawyers over petty issues that could hamper court proceedings for the day were massive in number.

This often lead to an increased burden upon the courts when they were in session.

On the more inferior level though, the Advocate’s chamber is a treat to watch. Friendly work environment with efficient associates and a great leader in Sir ensured that the work allotted to every individual was happening on time.

Best things

The most impressive thing about this internship was the amount of sheer hard work that went hand in hand with their work ethics. Have a doubt? An associate would be at your rescue.

Learning and understanding the various sections of the Indian Penal Code to the very chasm was like a little sneak peek into the pandora’s box of wonders for a budding lawyer.

Add to it, actually being face to face with a client, understanding his/her needs and then catering to it in a specified manner was also one of the erudition’s that you took back as an intern under the Advocate.

Bad things

The incessant power cuts, sometimes at crucial junctures, the ramrod strikes of the lawyers due to petty reasons which hampered court proceedings and the miserable infrastructure of the court with tobacco spits all around were the only mishaps during the internship.

Stipend

None.

Biggest Lessons

Having enormous availability of a number of PG’s around the Court premise, a fixed but relaxable chamber timings of 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and an above par work ethics.

In this internship experience with Barun Sir, in the trial court of Allahabad where your are sure to encounter a lot of tobacco spits all around, a hoard of lawyers and a never ending spree of strikes by the lawyers will surely be a huge learning curve for any nascent lawyer who happens to be in the city for a month or two.

Any Other Thing

None

Overall Rating

7

Accommodation

Being a denizen of Allahabad, I did not require any accommodation but Allahabad being a busy and a lively city with a large population density, the availability of accommodations is colossal with affordable rates and quality food available in the vicinity.

Office Timings

There was no general fixed time for the Chamber to remain open, as all the Advocates associated with Sir and Sir himself were quite laid back yet efficient; but on most occasions, it was 10:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening.

 

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