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J&K notifies scheme for Internship and e-Internship.

J&K notifies scheme for Internship and e-Internship.
:-Snehi Suryash

Justice Gita Mortal, CJ of  J&K HC approved the scheme for Internship and e-Internship in the J&K High Court. She directed to permit students either through regular mode or by way of e-internship in the HC on temporary basis.

The registrar general of the J&K HC has

issued a notification for internship and e-internship programme for the law students. Jammu & Kashmir High Court will engage law students for different work purposes including research work and making case notes.

The present scheme is in response to the need to put in place a proper scheme in High Court for engagement of law students either on a regular basis and/or e-internships. Prior to the approval of this scheme, there was no such scheme for engagement of law Interns in the HC.

As there are difficulties being faced by the law students in seeking opportunities for internship. Also, being unable to observe the practical working of courts and learn research work during the Covid 19 pandemic. The scheme has been accorded approval for implementation by the Chief Justice in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir.

The approved scheme permits Judges to engage law students as unpaid interns, either regular internship or by e-internship. It is initially for a period of one month including during the course of summer and/or winter vacations. The same may be extended at the discretion of the judges concerned.

The scheme further envisages that intern will be issued an experience certificate by the Registrar General on successful completion of internship with the approval of the Judge with whom the intern was attached.

Eligibility Conditions:

The candidate must:

  • be a citizen of India;
  • be pursuing LL.B course from a recognized Law College/ University established by law in India and eligible for enrolment as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India or State Bar Councils on conclusion of the course;
  • have a good working knowledge of computers.


The candidate must not:

  • be engaged or appointed anywhere on payment or honorarium basis;
  • be involved in any criminal case whether pending or convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude;
  • be involved in any disciplinary proceedings with the college or university in which studying or any other authority.

Application Process:

The Law Universities/ College may make recommendation for internship of a candidate or the candidate may himself apply directly to the Registrar General of the High Court in the prescribed format

Applications received by the Registrar General shall be circulated to the Judges by seniority and the candidate shall be appointed on selection by the Judge to whose office she/he would be attached thereupon.

Interns will have to do research work, make case notes of cases for hearing before the concerned Judge, make presentations for the Judge for conferences etc. and any other work as assigned. They will be required to maintain absolute devotion to duty and high standard of morals during the term of engagement. And also maintain the highest standard of integrity commensurate with the responsibilities entrusted. The interns will also have to maintain utmost secrecy of matters which come to their notice by virtue of the engagement. The intern should ensure that no information, documentary or other thing is disclosed parted or disseminated with others, in any manner. They will not disclose any fact known in the course of internship and even after completion of the engagement. Unless, disclosure is legally required in discharge of the lawful duties.