Internship Experience @ LegalPundits.com, Mumbai: A ‘Legal’ Website Run by ‘Non-Lawyers’

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

LegalPundits.com, Mumbai, 4-5

Application Process

Email at [email protected]

Duration of internship and timings

The LegalPundits internship is at will, however, one is treated as an employee on a probation period of 3 months and the salary is hiked after completion of the same.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The office to me looked like a dingy cell, with people glued to their computers; no one interested in talking to anyone else.

The infrastructure as I could see was not impressive, the AC were intact though!

As an intern was expecting that the LegalPundits.com website was run by lawyers and there would be a couple of lawyers working in the office, but my eyes and mind, both opened wide when I saw that there was only one lawyer who supervised everything and the work was all being done by people who get paid for only doing the copy pasting task.

Main tasks

If you are lucky, you will get to make head notes for recent cases of various High Courts and Supreme Court, or you’ll have to write Articles on any topic related to Law.

One can also write commentaries and analyse any Judgment.

However, for those not so fortunate interns who worked during the same period as me, the internship did not have any learning at all.

They were given the regular Copy-Paste work in which one has to copy and paste the exact same government notifications, circulars, policies etc, from the government websites to LegalPundits’ website.

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The intern definitely did not make any friends here!

Work environment and people

During my LegalPundits internship I found the work environment to be bad and people rude.

The timings are strictly from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Don’t you ever dare come 10 minutes late also, even if your grandmother suffered a mild heart attack!

Best things

The best thing is that you pack your bags at 6 and leave without anyone stopping you.

Bad things

During my LegalPundits internship I found no one who knew law and when you have a doubt, forget that it’s ever going to be solved.

I could write whatever and was not even corrected!

From 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening, all you are allowed to do is look at you PC and work with constant inquiries about “how much are you done with?”.

You can’t use Whatsapp, Facebook on your phone or attend phone calls or even go down the building for having fresh air.

Stipend

6,000/-

Biggest Lessons

A legal website may not necessarily be run by lawyers so don’t you post your queries there!

The LegalPundits website is here.

Note: Internship experiences are shared by individual law students and can be subjective in nature.

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  1. I have also interned with legalpundits during March 2014 to October 2014. Frankly speaking, aspiring lawyers should be disciplined and well mannered. I dont agree with such posting. If one need to become a lawyer one need to be disciplined. Listening to Music during working hours, chatting on facebook, whats app and so on is that you demand during internship. I learnt lots of things. I was not knowing what is notification or circular basic governing process. I developed research ability. Any body can mug up sections but nobody can work upon it unless one knows the actual process of law governing. Coming at sharp 10 a.m and leaving at sharp 6:00p.m this is what is punctuality which every lawyer should possess. Nobody is chit chatting everyone doing their assigned tasks this is discipline. Talking over, chitchatting, gossiping during working hours is not meant for lawyers. Through legalpundits, along with learning one can their mend their ways of living as a lawyer. Legalpundits is a online legal database. So there is no need of a lawyer for doing updation even a paralegal or graduates with legal training can handle it as done by lots of other websites.

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