Internship Experience at Conscientia Law Associates: Good Work and Nice Team

Name Of The Intern, Year Of Study ,College

Anwesha Patra, 2nd year, SOA National Institute of Law, Bhubaneswar 

Name Of The Organization Where You Interned And Its Full Address

Conscientia Law Associates, 276, Indira Tower, 1st Floor, 11th Cross, Wilson Garden, Bangalore 560 027

Duration Of Internship

May 14, 2018 to  July 13, 2018 (2 months)

How Did You Apply

I had sent an email attaching my CV to Parul Ma’am at parul@conscientia.in who scrutinizes all the candidates.

First Day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

It provides corporate legal compliance, secretarial, commercial and regulatory services to domestic and international businesses.

It was a posh office in the middle of the city. I was introduced to the entire team, which consisted of around 30 people including lawyers, Charted Accountants, Company Secretaries, Technical Experts, etc. by Parul Ma’am. I was asked to fill in some details and submit a copy of my IDs and Letter of Referral. I was then given a seat where I was explained the nature of work.

Main Tasks

It was a full-time internship of 6-day week (Saturday till 2:15 pm) where I had to write legal notices, plaints and written statements, research on issues relating to Consumer, Company, IPR and Trade Laws, and help prepare arguments for the cases.  I also accompanied by senior Associate to the Consumer Forum for better understanding of the system and way of litigation in such cases.

Work Environment

All the associates were very kind, co-operative, patient and friendly, and taught me the basics of the corporate life. Every morning the associates and interns gathered in the conference room where we discussed the advancements of the cases, shared our opinions, and distributed work accordingly. The work had to be submitted within a certain time, after which more work was assigned according to the nature and amount of work available. Interns were let go by 6:30 pm and mostly weren’t given any extra work to do after office hours. I was allowed to 2 leaves throughout the internship excluding the sick leave. During the lunch break, everyone used to sit in the canteen and share food together. There were 3 interns hence; it was less stressful to work.

Good Things

PERKS

  • Certificate
  • Exposure to the corporate world
  • Knowledge on Consumer, Company, IPR and Trade Laws
  • Exposure to legal drafting
  • Huge amount of research of the corporate laws
  • Insight on the practical aspect of law

Bad Things

No cons as such.

Stipend (if any)

There was no stipend as such.

Accommodation, Commuting To Office

The area is busy one hence, finding PGs is an easy task. I found a PG near the firm hence, used to walk. But that area is well-connected by bus and cabs.

Basic Requirements for the Internship

  • A personal laptop
  • Keens towards research and learning
  • Interested to perform all assigned tasks with utmost diligence
  • Basic computer skills such as MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Good drafting skills
  • Letter of Referral from college

Last day Formalities

My certificate was given by the Director Dr. K. V.  Omprakash, who enlightened me with his words of wisdom and knowledge. Then, a senior associate asked me about my experience and feedback on the internship and how they could improve the internship experience.

Places to Chill Out

It’s an old society hence you’ll get ample South Indian places and some bakeries. However, you can easily get cabs for some chill cafes nearby. There are plenty.

Lessons Learnt

I would suggest everyone to do as much physical internship as possible as it gives a broad exposure in the corporate world. It helps in developing the communication skills which is really important for an aspiring lawyer. In the legal field, everyone is bound to learn new information every single day. Gaining knowledge is important to remain relevant in this field.

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