Internship Experience @ KNM & Partners, Delhi: Legal Notice Drafting and Research Work

Name, College, Year

Adhish Chandra Saxena, School of Law (UPES), 2016-21 (3rd year)

Organisation and address

KNM & Partners, Law Offices, First Floor, the Great Eastern Centre, 70, Behind IFCI Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India.

Duration of internship

4 weeks (1 June 2019 – 29 June 2019)

How you applied?

I have got this internship through a reference of my past internship but one can apply through its CV and cover letter at [email protected]

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression, dress code

On the first day, every intern has been assigned 3 mentors to whom they need to daily mail in the morning when we reach the office and at the end of the day when we were leaving for the day.

Manmeet Sir is the one who is the internship supervisor of all the interns. Also, there is no necessity that these 3 associates will only assign you the work if you are free you can approach any associate asking them to allot you some work. Otherwise usually associates call in the Extension number allotted to the interns and may call any of the interns who are free at
that point of time.

The infrastructure of the office is pretty good and interns’ area is in the office of the sister concern of KNM & Partners.
The office is particular about the dress code i.e.

Black and White Formal Dress for Court days and semi-formals for non-working days.

Main tasks

I have been allotted a lot of research work and Drafting of legal notices and their replies during my internship Period.

Good things

The work environment there is one of the best ones I have experienced. All associates are approachable and friendly. One can learn a lot if one is eager to work. The timings are quite flexible, from 10 am to 6:30 pm and there is only 5 working days for the interns which is also quite good.

The team of associates and partners is quite vibrant and the entire staff is very cordial. My special thanks to Mr. Shubham Paliwal (Senior Associate), I never felt as if I am in an unknown place rather it was quite comfortable and interesting to work in the office under his able guidance. We did get a chance to speak and interact with the partners directly.

They would teach and guide us a lot about how to move forward in life with law. The associates would share their personal experience and future plans which made us also clear some doubts in our head about how to move ahead. You can approach them to ask any type of questions related to the work given.

In order to make the most out of the internship, show the zeal and enthusiasm to work on any sort of tasks handed over to you. Always be on your feet so that the people around know that you are always eager and willing to work. Other Associates/Juniors were extremely cordial.

Bad things

Once you gel up with the work and the environment around, I don’t think there is any bad thing here. All the people in the office were very sweet and welcoming and created an enjoyable environment for working. They are friendly, helpful and experienced people to work with.

One can easily approach them for any sort of work-related enquiries. It is an experience everyone should rather have to learn a lot about law and how office actually works. It made my mind pretty clear about what I want in the future and where I would rather want to be.



Accommodation, commuting to the office

I stayed at Govindpuri so commuting to Nehru place is quite easy for me as the office is very near to 3 metro stations i.e. Nehru Place Metro station (0.45 km), Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station (0.5 km) and Nehru Enclave Metro Station (0.8 km). Apart from this one can travel to the office by bus as the bus stop is also at walking distance.

Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt etc

There is a lot of places where you can chill out during lunchtime as there is a market behind the office building where there are so many shops where you can take your lunch and there is also CCD in the same building at the backside of the office in the ground floor.

Also, McDonald’s, Subway, KFC all are at walking distance from the office. I really enjoyed this internship and wish everyone should try interning here at least once to broaden their scope and mind-set about different aspects of the law.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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