May 25th – June 19th, 2015 (4 weeks). 10 am to 7 pm. Saturdays off.
First impression. First day formalities. Infrastructure.
Proper formal dress is necessary. You would be introduced to everybody in the office, on your first day. Small office, but very well equipped and sufficient enough for an intern.
Most of the work would be research based, related to Corporate laws, Labour Laws, IPR etc.
You will have to attend the Court proceedings, and, if you are lucky enough, then might even get a chance to attend arbitration proceedings.
Work environment, People
The Argus Partners, Bangalore office is one of the most chilled out places. People are really friendly and always willing to listen to any queries patiently, that you have.
They were always ready to listen to what one has to say (be it related to work or otherwise) and never were they in a mood which would make one feel uncomfortable. They would treat interns as their own friends.
Other than work, you will get the opportunity to know about career, internships in future etc. (be it litigation or corporate).
Everyday there was something new to learn at the Argus Partners office, be it regarding the work that I did or the conversations that interns used to have with associates.
Lunch hour would be the best time. No matter how busy the associates are, they all have their lunch together. I would call the lunch hour, in this office, as “getting enlightened hour” because it was during this time that you could freely interact with the associates and know lots of things about law as a career.
We would have discussions on Government and its various policies, movies, TV shows, High Court judges, football matches etc. There was not even a single day without jokes being cracked on the lunch table. Sometimes they might even take you out for lunch.
One of the best moments during my internship was when I got the opportunity to attend an arbitration proceeding, chaired by 3 renowned retired Supreme Court judges and both parties were being represented by the famous senior counsels in Bangalore and then had a delicious lunch at a 5 star hotel.
“Internship is not about researching stuff, but to learn about professional life, so that we are prepared for the future”- said one of the associates at Argus Partners, Bangalore.
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