Name, College, year of study of the student intern
I am Sai Ujwal Mohanty, 2nd year, BBA-LLB, Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Name of the organisation where you interned and its full address
Internship experience at JlJ Law Offices, C-586, Block-C, Defence Colony, New Delhi,110024
Duration of internship
10th December 2019 – 10th January 2020.
How to apply?
I got the opportunity of the internship through reference but one can apply for the internship in the firm by writing to them on connect[at]jljlawoffices.com.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression and main tasks
JLJ Law firm is presently located in Defence Colony, Block-C(C-586) New Delhi, India. The Law Firm currently deals in Civil, Criminal, Commercial, Corporate, White Collar Crimes, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor and employment, Real Estate, Banking laws, and is also actively involved in dispute resolution mechanism through litigation’s in various Courts & Judicial Forums inter-alia being Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Courts, etc.
They have pleasant decor and store an amusing collection of books. Most of the necessities and basics are provided by the office. The main tasks that interns did were research, so one should be really thorough with the research skills and should know the basics.
Every intern is given a specific topic to work on as per their area of interest. We were also allotted some work of drafting and documentation and simultaneously we were asked to work on our given topic which we needed to give a presentation on. Interns were also asked to accompany associates for filing and hearings.
All the associates Advocate Rukban sir, Advocate Amit sir, Seema ma’am, Hardik sir and Anjali ma’am are very good and friendly and were always ready to help. The partners Manish Jain sir and Sougata Ganguly sir are very modest as well as professional . Even my Co-interns were very supportive. The office boys and clerks were also that .
Good things and lessons learnt
Everyone in the office are very generous and cooperative. On the very first day, I was much keen as well as nervous but as soon as I entered the office I was greeted and welcomed by everyone with a smile which encouraged me very much. Manish sir and Sougata sir are incredible, they are always there to help, clear your doubts, and to encourage you. I never expected such support that I received from them, from professional advice to the human values, I feel privileged I got a chance to meet both of them in my lifetime. I am surely gonna remember all their advice throughout my life.
Everyone who has got a chance or is going to get a chance will definitely feel that positive change in their behaviour and attitude after they intern or work with the dynamic duo. At the end of my internship, I was asked to give a presentation on my given topic and I was fortunate enough to have a farewell party from Manish sir, Sougata sir and all the associates along with my co-interns.
I wasn’t at all expecting this sort of ambience before coming here and it sure did raise my expectations. Every day, all the interns would take a break from day’s work and discuss on the trending topics, and about the issues coming up in the society, ranging from laws to their implementation and loopholes our discussions turned out to be a good source of information and knowledge.
In this month, I enjoyed as well as got to know new things.
I felt there were zero shortcomings in this internship and there was a huge scope of learning. Everything about the internship turned out to be very best.
Accommodation, commuting to the office
There are several PGs and flats available for rent in Lajpatnagar, SouthX etc.
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