First time doing
internship, I was more afraid than excited. With my limited knowledge on legal
practice, I began my internship in August right after I finished my first year.
On my first day, I was briefed shortly by Mr Wee on his expectations from me. Since
this is my first step into the legal working life, I was not really used to the
new environment and got quite stressed. Anyhow, it got much better after a
I was introduced
to the basics first, such as doing clerical work, and of course, learning how
to draft letters. Besides that, I had the opportunity to read and do research
on some interesting cases in a few areas of law.
I guess whatI enjoyed the most in these 21 days would be court
trips with Mr Wee and Mr Yip, especially to the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.
I got to see how lawyers submit their cases and how judges respond. It is
definitely very enlightening and intrigues me to see the real world of the
legal profession and how justice is upheld.
However, I was
not assigned with much work to do mainly due to my limited knowledge as I had
merely finished my first year of my LLB course. Hence I was only able to help
out a little on litigation files but could do none on conveyance. There was
once Mr Wee gave me an insight on how they handle and prepare for their case. Little
did I realise that litigation work is far too complex and requires much more
skills and greater legal understanding as every document must be analysed in
detail and research had to be done thoroughly.
Nonetheless, I was
also given a chance to participate in the discussions with clients to see how
meetings are being convened.
There were times
where I was not paying attention on my work and consequently made careless
mistakes. Nevertheless, Mr Wee was very patient with me despite his busy
schedule. I lamented for not doing my best.
Interning at RWY
made me feel at home. I am truly grateful and that Mr Wee and Mr Yip offered mea chance to intern in RWY.
of being an intern in RWY is definitely eye-opening. It made me think again
what I really want to achieve when I become a lawyer. Many things that I would
never have thought about at this age of mine, crossed through my mind in these
21 days of exposure. I have realised that there are so much more for me to
learn, to be more ambitious and courageous, and improve myself to strive for
the better. Looking back, I ponder and search again my enthusiasm and dreams
for this profession that was once lost.
21 days of
internship may be too short a time for me to gain much in terms of legal
experience, but it was definitely enough for me to feel inspired, and start my
second year with a new mindset.