Internship Experience @ Odisha High Court, Cuttack: Observe Court Proceedings, Interact with Lawyers and Judges

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Internship Chambers of Advocate Prabhu Prasanna Behera Odisha High Court, Cuttack

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

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Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Odisha High Court, Cuttack, Odisha.

Application Process with contact details

We first approached our Principal with a application. Then we requested him to grant us permission to do internship.

Then we approached Special officer, Administration, High Court, as we came to know that he deals with these matters.

He received our application cum permission letter and told us that another letter will be sent to our college with name of the students approved as well as date and court room on which they are assigned.

Duration of internship and timings

2 weeks

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Odisha High Court has a very vast infrastructure. It has a 8 storey building.

We first met with the special officer, Administration. Then he called for another staff who showed us to the court room.

The court rooms are well equipped with all the facilities. Such dais with mike equipped so that we can hear the judges clearly.

Main tasks

Our main task was to sit and observe the proceedings.

Work environment and people

We mostly spent our time in the court room. There we interacted with some lawyers and asked them about their experiences in handling cases.

We were very much willing to provide us every information we asked for and also showed us some of the case files when we asked them to.

Best things

The best thing was that we got to see the Chief Justice and his judging skills. It inspired us a lot.

Apart from that we got to see other judges also. Other judges were also very good and judicious as we got know from the files of the cases that we took a look upon.

Bad things

There was no such bad experiences.

Stipend

This was an unpaid internship.

Biggest Lessons

One thing I noticed that, in order to be a successful legal practitioner, you have to work very hard.

The thing that we learn in law college is just a fraction of what we actually need in real life.

Accommodation

Being a day scholar I didn’t had any accommodation problems.

Office Timings

11 AM – 2 PM

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