Name of Intern, College
Utkarsh Trivedi, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
Name of the Lawyer, Location
Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, 4, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi.
It is fairly difficult to get in through the normal e-mail procedure, I would suggest the applicants to call them and follow up from time to time.
Email id: [email protected]
Duration of Internship
3 weeks, (9.30 am to 8.00 pm)
1st December 2018- 21st December 2018
First day formalities, infrastructure
The office is centrally located and isn’t much of a hassle to find. It is a beautiful and a peaceful locality.
The office is quite small and located in the first floor but is spacious enough to work in. The interns have a room for themselves and if you’re lucky, you won’t have more than 10 interns with you. The associates occupy two rooms which are differentiated as senior associates and junior associates’ rooms.
On the first day, the secretary will assign you an associate to take work from, though you’re free to ask for work from any other associate. Sidharth sir will greet you and welcome you to the chamber warmly. He usually cracks jokes while welcoming and that’ll be the ice breaker you get at the firm.
Sidharth sir is an expert at criminal law and hence most of the matters at the firm are criminal matters. I was assigned to Kumar Vaibhav sir, who is a workaholic. There was rarely a day when I left before 9pm. The work you’re assigned is mostly research and only Vaibhav sir gives you drafting work, so I guess I was lucky at that.
The best part of the internship were the meetings with the clients. Sidharth sir’s briefings used to be the part which everyone wanted to attend as he was so quick to judge the facts and present the argument. For me, this was the best part of the internship.
During court visits, the arguments he presented were a treat to watch and sometimes he even asked you if something could’ve been better in the way he argued.
Associates to work with: Kumar Vaibhav sir and Himanshu sir
Work Culture, Environment
The working culture is really competitive; the interns are expected to be at their toes all time. The associates are really helpful and explain the propositions they give clearly and don’t expect you to know everything beforehand
The Café Coffee Day machine is a necessary evil as it pours as much caffeine and tea that you need in a day.
The interns were really chilled out and hardworking at the same time. Though because of the large number of interns, the amount of work distributed was not a lot. But the volume will depend on your associate.
Coffee machine, briefings and court visits.
There were 16 interns in a room meant only for 9, hence space was an issue.
Accomodation and travel
I stay in Delhi hence did not have a problem in accommodation. For travel, you can use the metro and get down at either Mandi House or Khan Market and take a cab/auto. It is a 5 minute ride from either.