Four weeks. 25th November 2019- 18th December 2019.
Monday to Friday: 09.30 am to 7.00 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.
First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure
I had to report by 9.30 am, after which I had to meet Shri. Sriman Kumar, Associate of the firm he was very cooperative and encouraging. I had to take case files to the NCDRC as my initial work. Being a noob to Delhi, I went to the wrong location and then had to return to the office. The interesting part was that all the Partner and Associates graduated from NLUs.
They are quite strict about the dress, and the interns had to adhere to courtroom dress code except on Saturdays.
Both the Partners and Associates assign works to the interns.
I had to do a variety of drafting work such as drafting of Impleadment Petitions, Transfer Petitions. I was also asked to prepare a list of dates and synopsis of the cases.
I was assigned to work on the legal points and research on various aspects relating to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Companies Act, 2013, Pension Scheme, Land Law, Constitution Law, Taxation Law.
I had to go to various courts and tribunals like the High Court, Supreme Court, National Company Law Tribunals and National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. I was even asked to appear before the NCDRC.
Work Environment, People
All the partners, associates and staffs were approachable. There were two associates at the time when I interned, Sriman Kumar and Ish Karan, both are young, energetic and helpful too.
Also, Avi sir and Aneesh sir, necessarily asked questions regarding the work assigned. Hence it’s quite an engaging procedure. However, there is a dearth for work, and you will not get work. Even when we approach them with irrelevant case laws and queries, they were not making me feel uncomfortable or helpless, but rather, they give us tips and tricks to do better researching.
The amount of readings that are assigned to the interns is quite enriching. Also, the numerous times coffee was served every day is a perfect refreshment after a tiring day of work.
Overall it was indeed an outstanding and enriching experience. The training that we indulge in realises the difficulty of this profession and encourages us to research in detailed.
Comparing to my previous internships, I felt there weren’t works assigned to me. At times we feel the pressure of work due to lack of confidence, but it was not their fault as it was my lack of confidence.
Accommodation and Commuting to the Office
One of my family friend had an apartment at Noida, so I stayed there. Delhi metro has a vast network of rails spread across UP, Haryana and New Delhi the commutation went easy; DTC buses, online cab services Ola were available, all these modes of transportations are very efficient and cost-effective too.
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