Name of the Student
Md Irtaza Aziz Khan
College and Year of Study
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; 2nd year.
Name and Address of the Organization
Advocate Athar Alam, Chamber No. 302, Lawyer’s Chambers, Saket Court Complex, New Delhi
Duration of Internship
April 15, 2022, to July 15, 2022
How did you Apply?
I applied by directly meeting Athar sir through my seniors. One can also apply by mailing their application and CV to his email i.e., athar4333[at]gmail.com
First Day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression
The first day was like a trial by fire. I was asked to appear before a judge and ask for an adjournment on the very day of my internship but I was well-guided and so it all went well. The chamber was well organized and structured.
The main tasks included drafting petitions, applications, legal notices, etc. I had to attend court proceedings and mediation proceedings as well. Other tasks included filing various forms and documents, conducting case research, case management, etc.
The work environment was pleasant and amicable. Athar Sir as well as other associates and interns were very supportive and understanding. I was allowed to make mistakes and learn from them.
There was no communication barrier as such and I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted. The workdays were not too rigid, I was able to get leave for my academics as well as other personal necessities.
The good thing about this internship was that there was a lot of learning, I couldn’t have asked for a better court internship as my first offline internship.
The chamber dealt with a wide range of cases of varied nature, so I got a lot of exposure and experienced the procedures involved in different types of cases.
Another positive thing was that during the course of this internship, I visited all the district courts of Delhi, the High Court, the Supreme Court as well as the Central Administrative Tribunal.
I had no such bad experience during this internship. I had a great time learning and experiencing Court life.
Accommodation & Conveyance to Office
I used to travel to the chamber and court with Athar Sir in his car or by metro. I would meet him at his residence and from there we used to commute together.
The internship was unpaid but I did get reimbursed for any cost incurred by me for case-related work.
I accompanied Athar Sir to various webinars and functions such as the farewell ceremony of Justice L. Nageswara Rao organized by the SCBA. I attended various high teas and parties organized by the legal fraternity.
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