Details of the Student
Name: Ankita Nandi
College: Kingston Law College (KEI), Kolkata
Year of Study: 3rd Year of B.A.LL.B.
Details of the Employer
Name: Advocate Satyendra Agrawal (B.Com (H), DEIM, DPRM, PGDHR, LLB, LLM)
Address: Bar Association Room No. 2, Calcutta High Court.
Chamber: At ‘Fortune Tower’, 23A Netaji Subhas Road, 10th floor, Suite No.9, Kolkata – 700001, (West Bengal).
Phone No. – (033) 22300785, 09433020160.
Duration of Internship
1st November, 2019 to 15th December 2019 (45 days).
Firstly, I had a phone conversation with sir, after which he gave me a date to meet him for an interview and to get an understanding of his work at the High Court, so that I get aware of the work and responsibilities that I would be assigned. He also deals with the cases of Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) Kolkata Region, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), etc.
Major Roles and Responsibilities
A major part of my work was observing the court hearings, making notes and finding similar judgments relating to the issue. At times, I was given drafting work which helped me in understanding the process and getting a command over drafting. Apart from this, I also assisted sir with the ongoing work. The knowledge I gained during the internship will definitely help me in enhancing my analytical skills and research skills in future. I have learnt about the functioning of AFT, NCLT and the Calcutta High Court.
There was nothing as such negative in the working environment. Whenever I used to face any difficulty while doing a task, sir always helped me out. I have built new connections and contacts with other respected senior advocates too. As the work place was same, I also got the opportunity to understand the working of different tribunals which enhanced my knowledge. In order to get an understanding of various courts/tribunals, one needs to do different internships, but I was lucky enough to learn about different courts in a single internship.
No stipend was provided during this internship.
It was a great experience working with such a knowledgeable person. Not only he taught me about laws but the basic moral things about life too. Even on sundays, I preferred to go to his chamber so that I understood everything in a good manner. His chamber was full of briefs of different matters of different laws. Many times I use to read the case briefs to understand a particular law and get the basic information about it.
Places to chill
Calcutta High Court is surrounded by places to chill where you can get delicious food, starting from morning breakfast to evening snacks. Apart from that after your work you can have visits to places like Princep Ghat, Babu Ghat, B.B.D. Bagh etc.