Internship Experience @ G D Bansal and Associates, Jaipur: Team of 70 Advocates, Good Work Environment

Name

Vinita Saini, University five year law college, university of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 7 semester ( 4 year)

Name of the organization

G.D.Bansal and Associates, Jaipur

Duration of internship, no of days

1 June 2015- 30 June 2015 (1 month). The office timings on week days were from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m. but the interns could leave early by 5 p.m. or as per their convenience.

Mr. Bansal , the owner of the firm stayed back longer and take care of all the work along with his associates. The office is open till 11 p.m. in the night so interns can stay for as long as they want. There is no compulsion on them.

How big was the office? Team strength?

Bansal and associates is one of the biggest law firms in Rajasthan. It was founded in the year 1989 on the simple belief that the firm success would come from the clients success.

The firm is committed to find practical solutions that produce tangible and cost effective results for its clients and interns.

The firm has grown from a team of 5 advocates to a strength of 70 advocates. All corporate legal solutions including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e. trademarks, copyright, patent, design, registration, acquisition, merger,liquidation etc.

The firm has offices in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmadabad. Mr.Bansal is also out for 4-5 days in every month for the purpose of visiting his other offices.

The head office of Bansal and associates is in Jaipur. Where the owner Mr. Bansal sits and controls  and manages all the offices. The office is a 3 multi storey building.

At ground floor all his staff members used to manage the work and record them in computer. At first floor his assistant has his cabin. He deal with  all the clients and interns. Mr. Bansal’s cabin was nearby him so that he can directly contact with him. At second floor there is a office made for interns.

The team strength of the firm is around 70 advocates among them Mr Bansal, Mr Vinay Singhal, Mr Harish Gupta, Ms. Kavita Soni, Mr. Gaurav Choudhary are main associates.

Application procedure internship contact details

For internship you should call up Mr. G.D.Bansal (contact no.9829052399) directly as he believes in dealing  with the interns himself. The internship call would be followed up by a telephonic interview by his assistant.

You would also be required to mail your resume to Mr. Bansal on his email Id

[email protected]

[email protected]

Interns can contact to branch office at Jodhpur (contact no. 09829040601) and at Ahmadabad office too ( contact no.09898997601). The company has a policy to take maximum interns so that they can contribute there maximum towards the students.

You should apply at least 2-3 months in advance through email which should be followed up by calling up Mr. Bansal. Bansal sir would definitely receive your call and if busy he will drop a text message for you. So that you can interact with him whenever he may be free.

He will give you time when to contact to him in his free time. One thing that I can assure you is that Bansal sir is a very approachable person. So don’t be nervous. You only need to furnish the exact date and the location at which you wish to intern in your email application.

Accommodation

I interned at the head office in Jaipur. Jaipur is my hometown. I have my own vehicle. So I went there with my vehicle. It almost take 30 minutes to reach there from my home.

The office is at M-118 Mahesh colony, J.P.Phatak Under Pass, Jaipur- 15

First impression, first day, formalities etc

When I reached the head office at 10 a.m. on the first day I met his assistant who gave me a very warm welcome and made me feel comfortable and home like. Mr. Bansal was at court and joined us later and gave me all the details about the office and previous interns. He also briefed me about the firm.

Later, I was given Trademarks Act 1999. I was asked to read the section and note important points from the section.

Later I was called into sir’s cabin where I sat with him and asked him millions of question about his office. I also asked my queries relating to trademarks the subject which was handed over to me, all of which he answered very patiently.

Bansal sir advised me to prepare for judicial services. There is a good scope for girls becoming magistrate. Bansal sir interacted me with other advocate who discuss with us the important points and sections relating to trademarks, copyright, patent etc.

He told us to study article 32 and 226 of constitution of India, civil procedure code. I used to take notes of each case. I read the judgements which was handed over to me. Afterwards I was asked to feed those judgements in computer.

Work environment, people

Bansal and associates office, the head office is located at a very posh location in Jaipur and the best thing is that Mr. Bansal is always available here to solve your queries.

Sir would always take out time from his extremely busy schedule and be there to help you out and listen to your doubts. In case of any difficulty you could directly approach him or any of the associates,who are always happy to help.

Mr. Bansal was a very nice and amazing person. I have come across not only during my internships but in my entire life and he treats with care and concern.

Best things

The best things about the bansal and associates internship were the flexible timings and the way of working. Because students would be given freedom to work as per there convenience.

The main policy of firm allows the interns to focus on learning rather than pressurizing them to work day and night.

The fundamental idea behind the work given to the interns was that they should learn not only what the law is but also focus on its practical application. This firm would definitely give you a reality check.

Co interns and colleagues

My co interns were from NLU Jodhpur, Amity university, Jindal’s university, Hidayatullah University, Nirma university. They all were very friendly and nice. We work together and discuss the legal points.

At the office the work environment is never tense. It is very comfortable and you will have all the facilities at your disposal. Amazing  thing is that we have a lunch break too. We gossip together and chat.

Stipend

The firm does not pay for providing  a learning experience to the interns but the reasonable expenses can be taken care of.

Biggest lesson

One of the thing I learnt from Mr. Bansal is the art of communication. The way he treats his clients and communicates with them is spell bounding.

He is very friendly and approachable not only for his clients but also for his associates and interns.

One thing that would be appreciated is the thirst for knowledge and learning plus hard work and diligence.

This entry has been submitted for the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Internship Experience Writing Competition 2015-2016. iPleaders is the learning partner for this competition.

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