Mannat Marwah, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, 5 years BBA LLB
Organisation and Address
Chambers of Advocate Pramod Kumar Dubey, First Floor, D-353, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
Duration of Internship
5 weeks (November – December 2019)
How you applied?
A few seniors from college had recommended the internship. I applied by sending my CV and a cover letter to pkd.pramod[at]gmail.com.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
The infrastructure is great and comfortable. It is a well-furnished office. The interns and associates sit together and work alongside each other which seemed pretty amazing to me. My first impression was positive as I interacted with a few associates. They were warm and welcoming. I then met Mr. Dubey who immediately gave me some very interesting research work.
Main tasks of all interns included reading files and making case notes, finding precedents, visiting courts. Mr. Dubey was very insistent that we go to courts so that we grow and learn more. If a particular intern had done even the most minor research on a matter, they were invited to be a part of client meetings and conferences.
My overall internship experience was very positive and recommendable. There is no rigid hierarchy structure. The interns were welcome to contribute to matters in any way they could. While the associates worked on case formation, the interns had the opportunity of sharing their points.
Our opinions were never looked down upon or even considered inferior. A lot of stress was laid upon going to courts and observing proceedings. Different matters were listed in different Delhi courts thus giving us maximum exposure.
The subject matter of cases varied and it was interesting as one would get to deal with various laws and statutory provisions.
Accommodation and Commuting to the office
One has to arrange their own accommodation. reaching the office can easily be done via Delhi Metro. The office is at walking distance from Lajpat Nagar metro station.
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