Internship Experience @ TS Law Chambers, New Delhi: Experience the real world of litigation

Name, College, Year:

Sajal Awasthi, School of Law, Christ University: 5th year.

Name of Organisation, Location city:

T S Law Chambers, 269, Rama House, Third Floor, 301-302, Masjid Moth, Delhi – 110049.

Application Process with contact details:

One has to send his/her resume along with a cover letter at [email protected].

If shortlisted, there will be a telephonic interview before confirming the internship. [Please apply at least three to four weeks prior to the intended internship period].

Duration of internship:

Four weeks i.e. 22nd October- 21st November 2018.

Timings:

9:30 am -7:30pm

Accommodation:

One has a lot of options in and around the office in terms of PG accommodations. 

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first day of my internship, I was required to go to Tiz Harazi Court where I witnessed arguments pertaining to filing of status report by police department and realised the importance of the same in a trial.

Later, I met Tushar Sir in office where I was given a brief orientation about his practise and his style of working. Sir also enlightened me on various skills required to be a successful litigating lawyer.

Further, the case management system being followed in his office is in parlance with utmost perfection. One is also required to get all the formalities completed for a High Court monthly pass so as to avoid daily hustle.

Main tasks:

During my internship, I was assigned various tasks ranging from legal research to drafting of legal documents like various miscellaneous applications.

As sir is Assistant Standing Counsel for New Delhi Municipal Council and panel advocate for North MCD, South MCD and East MCD, I was required to follow up on compliances and instructions from the government departments.

Main tasks included research on various provisions of law pertaining to civil, constitutional and commercial laws etc. Apart from research work, I also attended court proceedings in Delhi High Court as well as in various district courts like Tiz Hazari, Dwarka and Patiala House Court.

As an intern, I was instructed to keep a close watch on all the court proceedings I witnessed, as every intern is required to make a summary of proceedings and send it to sir for the record.

Further, it also helps to assess due diligence of an intern in a court room. I was also assigned various drafting tasks which I was required to submit within assigned deadlines. As an intern, I always had some work on my table and associates made sure that I learn from each and every task assigned to me.

I also accompanied and assisted sir in arbitration matters which was completely a different experience as it provided an insight into how alternate dispute mechanism works, especially where a government department is involved.

Work environment and people:

The work environment was friendly and good, especially if one wants to learn.

The best part was that one can have easy access to Tushar Sir regarding any clarification or doubts, whether the same was related to work or a point of law. Associates in the office were also very helpful and supportive.

Even the office clerk helped me learn filing process in Delhi High Court.

Best things:

You will get to learn about various opportunities available in the field of law and also the truth and hard work which lies behind a litigation practise.

It’s not all about the knowledge of law but the apt and accurate application of the same, in order to be a successful litigating advocate.

Bad things:

None, apart from hectic schedule and immense amount of hard work which eventually leads to no time for personal engagements but, this is the harsh reality of Litigation which one needs to admit.

Biggest lessons:

Profession of law is an art which requires extreme hard work, dedication and sincerity. 

Stipend:

None. But experience makes it worth it.

 

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