Aryaman Kaushik, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, School of Law, Dehradun, 3rd Year, B.B.A LL.B. (Hons).
Name of the Law Firm, Address
Located at C-490, Second Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024. The office is located at the center of South Delhi and is adjacent to many law firms.
One can apply by emailing his/her CV along with a cover letter and an article specifying the desired period of internship to info[at]aadhyalegal.com. However, they normally prefer 4th or 5th-year students for the internship.
Duration of Internship and time
My winter internship at Aadhya Legal was for 2 weeks (January 10th, 2020- 27th January 2020).
The office is opened 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday). Interns are supposed to reach the office by 10:30 AM and are allowed to leave the office by 7:30 PM. In case the work is on priority, the interns were asked to stay back a little but not more than 8:00 PM.
Since it was my first day of the internship, I tried to reach the office on time. I was asked to fill in the details in the office diary along with the respective duration of the internship. After completing all the formalities, I was given a separate workstation at the conference room. Initially, I was introduced to Mr. Deepanjan Dutta (Litigation Associate). To each intern, a mentor was allotted according to their areas of interest.
Aadhya Legal has a healthy and positive workplace environment. The associates are friendly and make it a point to interact with you on different legal issues and make you think out of the box. Interns are provided with wide opportunities to be engaged with different matters pertaining to Intellectual Property and Arbitration. Apart from this, we were permitted to visit various Tribunals, District Courts and the High Court of Delhi.
Aadhya Legal is a multidisciplinary law firm dealing in all sorts of litigation and commercial matters. I was primarily assigned all sorts of litigation matters and was asked to research extensively on various issues.
I was engaged with the IP Associate Ms. Aakriti Sood who specializes in Intellectual Property, Commercial Disputes and Contracts. I drafted a Franchise Agreement under her esteemed guidance. I also observed various proceedings at DRT (Debt Recovery Tribunal).
Interning in Aadhya Legal has by far been an enriching learning experience for me. The type of work I was doing was different and unique. As previously stated, the work environment of the office was amiable and Associates were ready to help us at all times. In my opinion it is the best place to work if one is interested in matters of litigation, arbitration and intellectual property.
Special mention to Ms. Aakriti Sood. She assigned me tasks curated to my interests which broadened my perspective and helped me in formulating a liking towards a particular area and also in honing my skills.
The Managing Partner of the firm, Mr.Amit Tyagi is the keystone of the firm. He is a great mentor and always encourages genuine efforts made to accomplish the tasks allotted. He often took out some time from his busy schedule so as to facilitate out of the box thinking.
How to reach
The nearby metro station is South Extension which is hardly 2 KM away from the office. There are also many cycle rickshaws available for the distance between South Extension Metro Station and the office.
Since my parents reside in Delhi, I had no issues pertaining to accommodation. For those from outside, best would be to take a PG at Lajpat Nagar. One will not find any difficulty for accommodation as there were many PGs available in Lajpat Nagar and South Extension at a reasonable price.
Disclaimer: Internship experiences published on Lawctopus are opinions shared by individual students and are thus subjective in nature.
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