Internship Experience @ Integrity Law Offices, Delhi: Fancy Infrastructure, Research Work, Due Diligence

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Name of the Firm, About the Firm

Integrity Law Offices is a full service law firm with its head-office based at a prime location in New Delhi. It is a full service firm but primarily focuses in corporate matters. The office is situated in Lajpat Nagar; one can commute by metro, it’s just 5 minutes walking away from the Moolchand Metro Station.

Contact Details of the Firm

D-16, Lower Ground Floor, Lajpat Nagar, Part-III, New Delhi – 110 024

Duration of Internship

1st February – 1st April, 2016

Timings

10 AM – 6 PM

Application Procedure

To get an Internship in this firm, you need to apply on their website, fill the form and you will get a reply within 2 weeks whether your C.V is short listed or not. It is recommended to apply at least 2 months prior to joining.

First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure

On my first day I Introduced myself to Mrs. Nidhi Mathur (Partner) she asked me in which areas I would like to work in and my answer was not so specific as I was ready to work on anything and everything.

After that I was introduced to Mr. Amit Kumar (Associate) who told me the rules and regulations of the firm and asked me to sit in the Interns room.

You need to get a print out of your C.V and photocopy of any Identity proof such as College ID Card or any other government issued ID. This is the policy for every Intern.

It is a small office but a fancy one when it comes to the Infrastructure.

Main tasks

Initially I was asked to do research on Private Equity, Angel Investors, Corporate Social Responsibility, Section 19 order 21 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and to research on some decided cases on Sexual Harassment at workplace.

Later on the main task and the challenging one was to conduct Legal Due Diligence. I was actually assisting the Associate, it took time but eventually the mission was accomplished.

Apart from that I also got work on drafting agreements and appointment letter like drafting appointment letter of a Managing Director, Employment Agreement, Consultancy Agreement and Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement. So you get work including both research and drafting etc.

Work Environment, People

The firm has a professional attitude towards work and interns are expected to meet the deadlines of the work which is given to them.

Partners and Associates of the firm are ready to guide you in each and every step wherever you find any difficulty in any given task. They are really helpful in each and every moment.

Apart from the work culture there, the office was very well maintained and up-to-date with the current technology.

You need to note down what all work you are getting as you need to prepare a worksheet in order to get a certificate for the same.

In the morning when everybody reaches office at 10 AM there is a 5 mins discussion on what is going in the world both academic and general among the partners, associates and us which is a refreshing moment and a good start towards work.

Best Things

Integrity Law Offices does not take more than 4 interns at a time which means every intern gets proper attention on assigning any work and feedback for the same. You will be appreciated if you have done a good job.

Secondly you can leave at 6 in the evening if the assigned work is completed, I am mentioning about the timings because most of the firms let you go by 7 or 8 but here is not like that. Getting tea in the morning as well as in the evening is in itself acts as a perk.

Thirdly you are well guided and appreciated by both Partners and Associates.

For a genuine and true Corporate Experience this is the place to Intern. I would suggest that every law student should do internship here once in their law school life because this was my best Internship so far in my 5 years of Law School. I learnt a lot here.

Bad Things

There is no such bad thing that I came across during my Internship.

Other Things

Obviously not to mention you will get a 40 mins lunch break and in those 40 mins you can either order lunch from Urban Clap or there are many other eating joints like HALDIRAM, 30 meters from the office (hardly a minute away).

You can also go for Moolchand ke Paranthe the famous one which is also 10 mins walking distance from office. Then you have SUBWAY, DOMINOS, 24/7 outlet in Lajpat Nagar Market just 10 mins walking distance from the office.

Lessons Learnt

Do not shy away from any responsibilities coming your way. Always be ready to take up any task and let your work speak for you.

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