Name, College, Year
Subham Kumar Jain, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, 2nd year
Name of Organisation, Location city
T S Law Chambers, Office of Mr. Tushar Sannu, Advocate, Delhi High Court
269, Rama House, Third Floor, 301-302, Masjid Moth, Delhi – 110049.
Chamber No. 216,Chamber Block – I, High Court of Delhi, New Delhi-110003
Assistant Standing Counsel, New Delhi Municipal Council
Panel Advocate : South MCD, North MCD, East MCD, ZoomCar, IGl, DPCC
Application Process with contact details
You have to send your cover letter, along with your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org. A telephonic/personal interview will be scheduled, if shortlisted.
Duration of internship and timings
Timings: 9.30am – 7pm (court days)
11 am – 7pm (other days)
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On the first day, I was called at the office where I had a conversation with Tushar Sir for almost an hour. He explained me about his practice and his working style. I was startled when he said you might have to work in office till 11pm.
Initially I was worried since I live far and was not habitual of working so late. (But as the internship started, the amount of exposure and opportunities I got, was more than sufficient motivation.) Then I made brief of facts of couple of cases and researched judgements. Later, I had a quick discussion with sir on how to improve the same.
I was asked to come to the Dwarka Court on the second day. As sir had to go for an unscheduled meeting urgently that morning, he called me and gave me a brief of what submissions had to be made before the court. And that’s how I landed up with with an opportunity to represent him and appear before Metropolitan Magistrate on the second day of my internship. (though it is was short, considering that I had just completed my first year it was a wonderful experience.)
Despite the court being on vacation, I got amazing courtroom experience as sir had almost 4-5 matters before the vacation bench on daily basis in the Delhi High Court.
Main tasks included research on various aspects of criminal, civil, constitutional, commercial, family, contract law, etc. As mentioned earlier, since he is the panel advocate of various organizations, I had to contact the concerned authority of respective organization and get instructions for the upcoming matters. The same had to be written as a report and orally communicated to sir.
Apart from the panels, he also handles range of private matters and pro bono cases as well. He always encourages to attend client meetings along with him. Sometimes, I had a conversation with the client first and would brief him about the matter. And then he would take it forward. This saves a lot of his time as only relevant information is communicated to him. Hence, I got first hand experience in dealing with the client.
I also got the opportunity to draft legal notices and written arguments. Since it was my first experience it had various errors, sir was always more than happy to teach and rectify the same.
I also accompanied him to arbitration matters which was completely different experience compared to regular courtroom proceedings.
P.S. Some days we stayed till 1am in the office.
Everything is not so sweet as it may seem, commit a mistake and that’s the end of it.
Work environment and people
The work environment is great. One can directly approach sir for any doubt or clarification. The best part was that he would not only impart legal knowledge but would also give personal advice relating to career or otherwise. So one not only has a senior(boss), but also a mentor to guide for the future.
The associates are always ready and willing to help the interns in their work. Even the Munshi helps understanding process of filing and listing of matters.
Apart from the positives that I have already discussed so far, there is abundant of opportunities for anyone who is passionate about litigation otherwise it would be difficult to survive in the office. Also one could order anything(reasonable) at office, as everything is on the office.
You won’t find time for yourself. That’s sometimes problematic but that’s how the profession is. Eventually, one learns to manage and prioritize things.
One learns to speak as a kid but it takes years to learn what to speak, when to speak, how to speak and how much to speak. And this quality is all the more required in this profession considering 90% of time is spent interacting with the client or fellow lawyers or judges.
I live in Roop Nagar (near Campus), so commuting via metro was the most convenient option for me. It took around an hour to reach office.
The office is in close proximity to the Green Park as well as AIIMS metro station. Nearest landmark in Ansal Plaza, South Extension , Part –II.