Name, College and Year
Nidhi Dewangan, School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, 5th Year BBA LLB (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 summer internship at Aadhya Legal was for 4 weeks but was extended on my request to the Managing Partner Amit Tyagi for another 4 weeks. The work environment and the nature of work given by the Associates and the Partner made me ask for a further 4 week extension period.
The office is opened 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday).
Interns were supposed to reach the office at 10.A.M. and were allowed to leave the office by 6.30P.M. In case the work is on priority, the interns were asked to stay back a little but not more than 7:30 P.M.
Since it was my first day of the internship, I tried to reach the office around 10 am. Interns were asked to fill in the details in the office diary along with their respective duration of the internship.
After completing all the formalities, we were given respective workstation at the conference room. Initially, I was introduced to Radha Ma’am (Litigation Associate) who handled most of the interns for the firm. To each intern, a mentor was allotted according to their areas of interest.
Aadhya legal is an active law firm dealing in all sorts of litigation and commercial matters. I assisted in Trademark Prosecution work at the office and also observed show cause hearing at the Trademark Registry located in Dwarka. Further, I was asked to draft a PIL on the water crisis in Uttar Pradesh due to contamination and decrease in ground-level water.
The Associates made us work on the ongoing litigation matters related to Banking and Finance, Consumer disputes and Intellectual Property. Later on, research work-related Insurance and Insolvency matter was handed over to me.
The work environment of the office was amiable and Associates were ready to help us. It is the best place to work if one is interested in matters of litigation and commercial laws.
The Managing Partner, Advocate Amit Tyagi, is a knowledgeable person and always ready to guide us in the right direction. Another perk of interning here is being part of the discussion with Associates on the ongoing issues in courts.
We were offered great coffee at the intervals of our working hours which helped me to uplift my mood.
In case one wishes to eat at good food joints or at interesting places, one could definitely move to Defence Colony market. It is just at the walking distance, hardly 300 metres.
No stipend is provided.
Accommodation and Commuting
The nearby metro station is Lajpat Nagar which is hardly 2 KM away from the office. There are also many cycle rickshaws available for the distance between Lajpat Nagar Metro Station and the office.
During my internship, I was staying in 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.