Internship Experience @ Vidhi Associates, Patna: Draft Affidavits, Prepare Legal Notices

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Kumar Ankit, 5th Year

Name of Organisation, Location city

Vidhi Associates, Flat No. 301, 3rd floor, Block – B, Dukhan Ram Plaza, Behind Karnataka Bank, Exhibition Road, Patna-800001.

Application Process

One can send a mail at [email protected] with a cover letter and well-drafted CV.

Duration of Internship and Timings

5th May, 2014 to 31st May, 2014.

I did my internship in 3rd Year. The internship was four-weeks long; beginning on a Monday and terminating on a Friday. Interns are supposed to report officially at 10, and could leave at 5.

Mondays to Fridays were working, and we had to come in on Saturday only if we had work or were called in specifically.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first day of my office, I reported at 10am, met the staff at the firm, they were very humble and welcoming. They explained about the work culture and the work which would be given to deal with. Few case files were given to analyse and understand.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure is accommodating and well organised.

Main Tasks

The main tasks included diverse subjects to work on drafting, research work, Bail Applications etc. on Civil and Criminal matters. You may also be asked for your opinion on certain legal issues involved in the drafting of legal documents.

I was asked to draft affidavits, prepare legal notices, updates of MIS, reply to client queries, finding answers to legal issues, find precedents and prepare arguments. There’s a lot to be learnt from these exercises and you are encouraged to put your own views forward and debate it out to help come to a complete and balanced conclusion.

This has truly been very enriching for me and I have learnt a lot about the basics of litigation just by the discussions.

Work Environment and People

Work environment was professional and the associates were serious about their work but they were friendly and supporting too. They know that interns need much more attention and care. I could ask them my queries as many times as I wanted, they explained things in a very friendly yet professional way.

Work environment was very pleasant. If you have good co-interns you may seek their help for completion of a task.

Best Things

The most appreciable thing was that there was no communication gap even with the partners at  Vidhi Associates.

Interns are treated really well.

Bad Things

None

What did you do to Chill?

There is a pantry, where you can make coffee or tea, and eat lunch. You can also go to Biryani Mahal, Maurya lok or Dominos for lunch.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lesson

The biggest lesson I learnt here is that no work is small or big, it’s your willingness and your persistent nature that will be assessed.

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