Gujarat National Law University.
Name of the organisation. City. Office Address. How was the office? Team strength.
C.H.Jadhav Associates, Senior Counsel, Karnataka High Court. Bangalore.
#306, Embassy centre, Shivananda circle, Bangalore.
Their office is decent and comfortably sized. Not an exhaustive library but some real good books for research purposes.
6-7 associates of varying seniority, experience and expertise, and 1-2 very efficient and helpful office clerks.
Duration of internship
27th May – 23rd June 2013
Application procedure? Internship Contact Details
Personal interview through prior appointment. Mr. Jadhav does not interest as much in your CV as talking to you personally. Just give them a call and fix an appointment.
Call them at +91 9448056042 or 08022251756.
Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings.
Timings: Depends. The office functions 7 days a week. But as an intern, you can be let off by half day on some Saturdays and Sundays. 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
First impression, first day, formalities
The first impression was a pleasant one. The colleagues there are all so friendly and warm. If you are the proactive types, then you will be involved in the office routine like an equal colleague from Day 1.
On my first day, I was handed over the daily cause list and given the most important case for that day to read and be aware of what my senior is going to be arguing about. And later through the day, I was asked to fetch the latest SC judgment on a particular point of law from the HC library, i.e, basic research. A very smart and stable start.
Extensive research work. Minor drafting work. Interacting with the clients. Attending court proceedings and making case notes. Running minor errands at the court like fetching citations and stationery, keeping track of different cases in different courtrooms and informing the senior accordingly, posting memos etc.
Work environment, people
Very good. The work environment is very chilled out but work conduciv eat the same time. The people at the office are very friendly, warm and helpful. Ask them anything and they’ll h elp you all you want. I felt like a junior colleague from my first week itself.
The best things AND the bad things
The best things:
Free food. You get treated to free coffee and if you are lucky, free masala dosa every other day at the court and on your way back to the office. Also, you need not fetch your own transport from the office to the court and back. One of the associates will drop you.
Apart from that, the variety of academic experience that you get at this office is exceptional.
The bad things:
Well. The language restriction, maybe. The junior associates do not talk in English though the senior ones do. Also, a lot of documentation is in Kannada which is problematic if you are trying to follow a particular case through. Also, some of the days at the court might turn out to be miserably boring. There’s nothing you can do about it.
No such definite provision of stipend is guaranteed although I was , very surprisingly, given Rs.2000 by the end of the internship.
Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office and the place of stay?
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