Internship @ Advocate Manasi Joshi and Associates, Pune: Good for Lit, Friendly Environment, No Stipend

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Name. College. Year of Study

Aunnesha Dey, HNLU, Raipur, 2nd Year

Name of the organization. City

Manasi Joshi and Associates, Pune.

Duration of the internship

10th June,2013- 5th July, 2013.

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office was in an apartment which was decently sized.

The team consisted of two associates and the head lawyer.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

Send a mail to advmanasijoshi@gmail.com or you can follow up through phone calls.

Number Available at just dial.

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings

4 weeks. 6 days/ week. However you can take a leave on Saturday if you are done with your work or if something urgent shows up.

The lawyer is an angel in case you need a holiday.

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

I stayed in the Pimpri chinchwad area (Dange Chowk) in a hostel which was a decent one with all the basic amenities.

The place was one and a half hour away from the Pune city by the public transport.

I had to change a bus and then hire an auto to reach my office which was in the outskirts of the city. It was time taking and boring.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

We were welcomed by Manasi Ma’am on the first day and she allotted me a case and I had to write a review.

The first day was completely chilled out as we enjoyed the Pune weather with a cup of tea and Vadapao. 😛

Main tasks (in detail)

Main tasks were generally drafting and researching various cases related to Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

I was also asked to draft a divorce case including clauses of domestic violence.

You will also be asked to prepare a reply letter to various clients of the firm.

Work environment, people

We only had our lawyer throughout the internship who made us feel like home. She always showed her motherly affection towards us.

There were no restrictions as such of coming early and leaving late.

The best part was the flexible timing. You can leave early if you wish to.

Best things?

If bored and want to hangout for few hours, there are few good street food joints near the office. Flexible timing has always been a plus point. There is no compulsion of wearing formals. And for girls there is a market place nearby. 😀

Bad things?

The weather. Which was the worst thing because you never know when will it start pouring. The public transport. If you are lucky enough to get a seat everyday you will enjoy the bus trip otherwise you will get cramps by the time you reach home.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

I had a friend working with me so chilling out was not a big deal.

Pune is a city full of life. Pubs, restaurants and various other places we explored to pass our time.

Stipend/ month

No stipend.

Anything else you’d like to tell

Sometimes there was no work and I ended up playing games on my laptop.

Biggest lessons

If anyone is interested in litigation and want to learn the daily chore of the court and the basics of litigation. Go for this internship.

You’ll get to learn many practical things.

I would rate the experience 7/10.

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