By: Pooja Makarand Mujumdar, ILS Law College, 2nd year LL.M. (2018-2020) (Last semester of LLM postponed due to Covid-19)
Name and address of the employer
Adv. Prasad Jadhav, J.D. Legal and associates, Shop no.22, Anusaya enclave, Jagtap Chowk, Wanawadi, Pune 411040.
Duration of Internship
The duration of my internship was about 2 months. It was from 1st Nov 2019 to 31st December 2019.
There is no hard and fast application procedure for the internship as such. I heard of their office from some common friends from other law schools. You can take an appointment, visit the office, and get interviewed by the lawyers if you are interested to intern.
Major role and Responsibilities
- Assisting in case briefs.
- Attending court sessions regularly for getting dates, hearings, and taking notes.
- Reading and analyzing cases.
- Researching the ongoing cases.
The working environment was very friendly. All the partners and the associates were very co-operative. I got to learn a lot of new things while working. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. There is no strict work pressure and un-ending deadlines so one can work very freely.
The highlight of the Internship
Reading about IPC and CPC in our LLB and actual practical working of the court are two very different things. Thus, you can get to learn a lot of what is practically done in court, how to draft notices, etc. Managing the work, dates, and cases of various clients is what you can learn while interning for an advocate working in a District Court & High Court.
The overall experience of the internship was very good. Due to regular visits to the courts, one gets familiar with the working. The office mainly deals with a variety of civil cases so you get to learn a lot. The overall experience was good because everyone is very co-operative and friendly and can give you proper guidance in matters. Also, the office timings are flexible so you can work part-time while doing your LL.B.
One must know how the civil court works. One must be through with their knowledge of civil matters. You will learn the know-how and day-to-day practical working of the district court.
Whether the firm provides an extension or whether there is a policy of only a one-month internship?
There is no particular strict policy that one can intern only for one month. The lawyers can allow you to work longer than that as the work involved is of day-to-day court work.
Suggestions for accommodation/places to chill
There are girl’s hostels and many paying guests’ services available in Wanawadi. There are also many cafes and hotels to chill and eat around the office.