Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Name of institution
Vaakya Legal Advocates and Consultants, Chandigarh.
Name of intern, college & year
Simran, Punjab School of law, Punjabi university, Patiala, 3rd year.
One month starting from 2nd July, 2019 to 31st July, 2019.
Application process with contact detail
Interns can e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org stating place, i.e. Chandigarh or Bombay and period of internship.
First day formality
All the intern were instructed to come to the office in the evening around 5 o’clock. The office is in the basement. There we were attended by the respected advocates. There are three consultants:
1. Mr. Arjun Sheoran, (NLSIU) appears in Punjab and Haryana High Court, and other judicial for as such as CAT, Consumer Disputes Forum inter alia.
2. Ms. Neha Sonawane (NLSIU), appears in Punjab and Haryana High Court.
3. Ms. Aditi Sheoran (UILS-PU), mainly litigates in district courts across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.
They instructed us with the work and our morning court visits as per the cases. They are very friendly and allotted us with the work of making legal notes of the cases fixed for the next day.
Office is in the basement as on the ground floor there is residential house. The office is well furnished and organised properly in a limited space. We used to do work in a cabin where other associates and junior worked.
Legal research on provisions of law in the fields of criminal procedure, civil procedure, constitutional law, guardianship laws, private international law, service laws, education law, media law, environmental laws, consumer laws, election law, extradition law, police laws, and revenue law.
Sometimes research was to be made spontaneously and were given vey less time but usually advocates helped a lot and taught how to find legal points and to do research work.
Assisted in drafting company law petition on issues concerning oppression and mismanagement in the operations of the company. This work was taking by me by myself and advocates helped a lot in drafting the case and taught the same.
Making notes for oral pleadings in various judicial fora such as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum and District and Session’s Courts at Mohali and Panchkula.
Work environment and Peers
Work environment was light and cheerful. We all were allotted with our respective work and duration was also specified to submit the work. We can go to the office of the advocates for their help at any time. The intern were 10 in number from different colleges and university. Intern were also very helping and supportive toward each other.
Students who are planning to go for advocacy gets a lot of exposure and practical work. Advocates treat interns as friends and try hard to teach them with art of advocacy and drafting.
In the morning we used to go to different courts in the Chandigarh city as per the cases. In the evening we went to office around 5 o’clock and sit their till 9 or 10 o’clock as per the work.