First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
On the first day of my internship, I was introduced to the associates in the office namely, Advocate Nikhil Sir, Advocate Surabhi Shimpi, Advocate Aayushi Goyal. The infrastructure of the office is very spacious and good. There are proper places allotted for everyone to sit and work.
I was given case files to study and find authorities. Legal research was a very important component of my internship. Other than that, when we went to court every morning, I was given work such as filing of documents, obtaining certified copies and such other tasks which helped a lot in understanding the working of a court. I also assisted my seniors in every way possible.
The environment in the office is very good. There are a lot of people around working on different things which really helps in learning.
The associates and other interns who worked regularly in office namely, Gaurav, Harsh, Aastha, Yogesh, Soniya were very helpful and welcoming.
The communication is not very formal in nature here that allows an intern to feel comfortable and ask questions that one might feel uncomfortable in asking.
Our Supervisor, Advocate Prateek Sir is a very learned advocate, and more importantly, he is very forthcoming for interns, in giving tasks and giving feedback on the work done. He is very friendly.
The office timings are very exhaustive considering the timings we were used to.
The office timings were 10 to 4:30 on working days, and 12 to 5 on Saturdays and Sundays.
However after a week or so, the timings are not that big an issue as after some time one gets used to it and considering the people around and working in the office, it seems that the long working hours allow for better learning.
Accommodation, commuting to the office
My brother had a rented flat near the office, and he had a two-wheeler, so commuting and staying wasn’t a challenge for me.
Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learned, etc
Prateek Sir took us to a café once during the course of my internship where we enjoyed ourselves a lot. The associates did take us for small treats and snacks sometimes during lunch. The associates and interns also went for a drive and dinner to bid farewell to me.
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