Name, College, Year of study
Pravalika Reddy, 3 rd Year, Jindal Global Law School.
Name of the organisation, Location
C.V. Law Chambers, 11-5-397/1, Rehmat Manzil, Red Hills, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004.
Duration of internship
4 weeks (December 13th, 2019 – January 11th, 2019)
How did you apply?
You can send in your internship application to Vikram Sir’s email ID vikram[at]cvlawchambers.com along with your resume and request of your preferred dates for the internship.
I would suggest you send in your application well in advance because a number of interns apply here every semester break.
Vikram Sir tries to accommodate your dates as much as possible. However, it depends on the number of interns he already has during that period.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
I was asked to report to the office before 8 A.M. on my first day. A number of Associates also reported around the same time and started working on the cases they had that day.
The office space extends to the whole of the third floor which is two flats. There are multiple shelves full of books which were extremely useful over the course of my Internship.
On my first day, there were three other interns with me out of which two were asked to go to the NCLT and I was asked to be in the High Court by 10:15 to observe the court proceedings. I accompanied two Associates who briefed me about the cases we had that day and gave me the files to understand the cases better.
After the court visit, we came back to the office around 4 P.M. Vikram Sir wasn’t in town that day so one of the Associates informed us that he would meet us the next day and allotted us research work.
The next day, Vikram Sir met the new interns, spoke to us about our background, interest areas etc and allotted us research work accordingly. We were expected to work with short deadlines right from the beginning.
- Extensive research work on various topics (Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Contract Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code etc).
- Helping Associates with drafting, filing and Case law research.
- Preparing detailed notes for case files and adding your points for arguments.
- Compiling documents, making brief notes and list of dates and events.
- Preparing notes and understanding issues of law through landmark judgements.
Vikram Sir pushes an intern to their maximum. He expects the intern to understand the topics they are working on from a practical and logical perspective. Once you submit your note, he expects you to understand the case in and out. You should be in a position to answer any of his questions.
Even with a busy schedule, Vikram Sir manages to have regular one on one sessions with the interns to understand how they are finding the work and gives advice accordingly. He personally looks into very assignment you are working on and gives immediate feedback to improve your work in the future.
Associates in the office and very helpful. Whenever work in assigned to you, another Associate will also be working on the same case. You can approach them for any doubts or points you want to discuss. Anything and everything an intern has to offer will be heard, discussed and utilised.
This gives you a sense of satisfaction for all the hard work you put into that assignment. All the Associates are so driven towards their work and it is this work environment that drives interns to work to the best of their ability as well.
Out of all the Internships I have done, this was the most challenging internship but in the best possible way. In my experience, no other office gives their interns this kind of importance. After my internship, I was surprised to look at how much work I got done in those 4 weeks.
- Daily visits to High Court, National Company Law Tribunal, City Civil Court.
- Drafting Legal Opinions, Notes, Writ Petitions and Case law research
- Extremely approachable and available Associates.
- Attending Arbitration Proceedings.
- Access to legal Database such as SCC Online.
- One on One sessions with Vikram Sir.
- The Office is situated in the centre of the city and is about 15-20 minutes away from the High Court which makes it easy for us to travel.
I would only suggest people who want to do an intense and serious Internship to apply here because Vikram Sir takes his Interns very seriously. The Office timings might get tiring and you might have to work on all seven days a week if there is work. Do not expect holidays during your Internship. I was working on Christmas and New Year as well. This will however not feel like a burden because of the quality work you get to do. The work environment and job satisfaction will make up for the lost weekend or holiday.
There is no fixed Stipend. However, it depends on the Intern’s performance and contribution to the office. If you have contributed to the office in a significant manner, Vikram Sir will not hesitate or think twice before rewarding you.
Accommodation, commuting to the office
As I already mentioned, the office is located in the centre of the city and you can find a number of PGs around that area (Himayatnagar, Banjara Hills etc). Cab and Metro services are available for travelling around the city.
If you are looking for a challenging internship to analyse your potential and worth, then I would recommend this Internship 100%. It might be difficult the first few days, but one week into the internship, you will find your ground and the office will accept you.
Vikram Sir and his Associates will be there to help you at every step, provided you are genuinely interested and honest. This internship will give you an overall understanding of a litigation office and is a perfect mix of both, a corporate and a litigation office. I would highly recommend any enthusiastic law student to Intern at CV Law Chambers as it would help them understand
their true capacity and capabilities.