Court Address: – Punjab and Haryana high court, Chandigarh near sector 1
Office Address: – #74, Sector 18-A, Chandigarh
Name of the intern, college & year:
Heena Goyal, Department of Law, Punjabi University, Patiala (3rd Year student)
1st July to 31st July 2019
I got to know about the Think INDIA Programme from ABVP. They provide legal internship to the students under the VIDHI internship every year. I applied for the internship at Think India under the Vidhi programme. I applied for the internship for two months in advance. I got a confirmation reply within a week.
Now here are some tips to remember while applying for the internship.
First of all, you’ve to send your application at least two months in advance. Don’t make the folly of sending your application at the last minute, it should be before one week or two weeks. Such applications are frowned upon and never entertained.
Make your CV look simpler and short. Don’t keep on adding pages to your CV based on the misconception that longer your CV higher than your potential and better are the chances to bag the internship. It’s better to concentrate on your research skills in your CV as you’ll generally get research work.
First Day Formality:
On the first day, I reached half an hour earlier the office timings. I was nervous about the atmosphere. I introduced myself with the fellows when all arrived at the office. Later Mam explained to me all the current work happening in the office.
During that, they arranged the cases for the next day and preparing for the cases. After that, they gave me a task to read cases for the next day. They helped me in the cases, how you have to read the cases?
The infrastructure of the office was quite amazing. It looked like my dream office. Everything was arranged in a specific manner. There was a conference room, file room, desk for junior advocates, for interns and other staff and also a waiting room for the clients.
Work at the office (at least for me) can be broad-based into four categories:-
Case Analysis/case brief: – This is the most interesting type of task. I have to read the cases every day which is listed in cause list of the next day which cases we are having in different courts and after that, I have to prepare a case analysis of the cases.
We have to read one or more cases according to the cause list. In cause list there are minimum cases are allocated. Sometimes they gave me a file to prepare a case brief. The briefs need to be short and succinct but should cover vital points of law covered in the judgment.
Research: – Every day I had to research about any topic related to ongoing cases. I have to prepare notes regarding the research work. It helps me a lot to how you can research the topics which are the dos and don’ts for the research work.
Drafting: – I learned about drafting how to draft a writ, any petition, etc. and which document is required for the cases. After preparing a memorial of the draft. How to file a case in the high court? Sometimes, I have to do the filing work for the new cases.
Court observation: – After the court, in the office, the main task was to discuss what you have observed in court.Status about the cases which were listed in the cause list. Learn about how you can take a next hearing date from justice?
Work Environment & Peers.
The work environment was friendly. The very positive atmosphere which helps you more learn and vibrant for me. All the fellows are very humble and helpful.
They will guide you and explain all your doubts. Likewise, they give suitable career tips to all the interns. Peers are helpful. They always teach me new things related to legal and practices. Sometimes, they teach me different subjects which I haven’t studied yet.
Learn new things which enhance my knowledge, my personality, how you can deal with clients and in practices with other colleagues.
Office Timings: –
Court timings: -10 A.M. to 5:00 P.M
Office timings – 6:30 P.M to 9:00 P.M
Days per Week: Monday to Thursday and Sunday is also working in an office
The timings of Sunday was 11:00 A.m. to 2:00 P.M
Additional Information: –
They offered me a job after completion of my degree I can join here. They like my work and dedication.