Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh Shroff & Co. , Ahmedabad, 10 lawyers
The Amarchand Ahmedabad office is a flagship of the Delhi office. You can reach the HR by Calling Amarchand Delhi/ Emailing the Delhi HR.
They send you a form to fill and then select you based on your grades and experience. Alternatively, you can try getting an internship through your college placement cell.
Duration of internship and timings
2 weeks (They don’t extend beyond the 2 week internship period).
Timings 9.30 am -7 pm at least. .Monday- Friday
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On our first day at AMSS, Ahmedabad we were taken to a conference room and inducted into the training program by the HR personnel. Later, we were assigned new computers and introduced to the partner, associates and other staff.
An intern showed us how to operate the system which is amazing- LCDs, Fast Processors but has Websense (Web trackers) which means no social networking.
There are a lot of conference room- in case you need to work as a team, you can go to one of them and discuss the relevant issues. The trainees get a shared email id to converse with the partners but they are seated in the same area so you can constantly interact and clarify on any tasks assigned.
Research, drafting and assisting associates in clarifying client’s doubts. If you are lucky, you get to attend the training seminars of the Amarchand teams pan India via webcast and also attend courts and tribunals.
There is a lot of free time around lunch so one can catch up on the latest news, magazines and periodicals.
Work environment and people
There is a lot of infrastructure related work amongst other things so for people interested in due diligence, land diligence and local land laws related to Gujarat, it is Godsend!
In litigation, there are judgments to be printed out, research to be done and research to cope up with hence you always have something on your plate.
The associates at Amarchand Ahmedabad are mostly from Gujarat National Law University and extremely nice.
They ensure you learn and constantly provide research tasks and appraisals. Since it is a new setup (only started in 2012), the staff is relatively young and evenings generally mean a treat by someone in the form of vadapav/coffee or icecream !
You get to meet new interns, get trained like an associate but at a milder stress level and develop amazing litigation/general corporate law skills!
I personally loved the experience of interning since Ahmedabad has a lot of scope (Modi does market Gujarat Model pretty well!) and there are so many industrial setups around Ahmedabad.
Moreover, the building is located in a relatively new construction, the office has huge rooms for conferences plus the associates are sweet and well versed in their subjects which ensures we get good guidance.
The library is yet to be fully stocked but Manupatra and other company resources make up for the commentaries!
There is no canteen in the office, you have to bring your own food but a packed lunch system for out of state interns exists.
Research, read and stay occupied!
Any Other Thing
The Amarchand Ahmeadabd office is swanky with amazing interiors, staff is friendly and the associates provide enough work especially in the litigation team.
One should try working in the corporate team too where I got to draft deeds, research and learn a lot.