Name, College, Year
Supriyo Banerjee, KIIT School of law Bhubaneswar, 3rd Year
Organization and Address
Legajoist Advocates and Solicitors, C – 113, South City I, Sector 41, Gurugram, Haryana 122001.
Duration of Internship
1st February 2019 to 28th February 2019 (4 weeks)
How to apply?
The application procedure is very simple, go to their website and there you’ll find all the necessary procedures to apply for.
You can mail your CV and cover letter at info[at]legajoist.com. If your CV is selected then they will call for a telephonic interview.
Following up for the internship is important.
First Day formalities, Infrastructure, first impression
When your internship gets confirmed, they send you a form via mail. The first day you need to fill up that form and submit it to the concerned person.
Talking about the infrastructure of the firm, the firm is on the ground floor of the above mentioned address. Well the office is neither too big nor too small and the size is quite appropriate, it’s well furnished neat and clean. The most interesting thing is the kitchen is on the topmost floor.
The first day although I was on time but found the office empty none of the associates present, eventually got to know that all the associates were so busy that they already left for court beforehand.
I was shown the place to sit by the person in charge and the coolest thing is that the firm has a black Labrador. Since I’m not afraid of dogs so the dog became quite friendly.
Then slowly all the associates returned to the firm, I submitted my form given by them and I was given a brief introduction of the number of people working there and their positions.
The firm was a very busy firm and had a good number of client hence they had a plethora of work. I was given a lot of research work to do.
Apart from that, there were court visits like the Delhi High Court, Patiala House District Court, Saket District Court as well as NCDRC, NCLT.
Every day was a tightly packed schedule. Apart from these, I was also given clerical works like case filing, PF filing and many more since these are the basic and in order to enhance one has to know the basics.
Drafting was also a part of my job and hence I was given a lot of drafting work and I drafted various forms, legal notices plaint, written statement, and rejoinder. Nowadays content writing is developing so I was also asked to write articles on the newsletter by the firm which is published every year and is available on their website.
I also wrote for the InCourts App on behalf of legajoist which publishes all legal news in 60 words and this I found really cool.
The best thing is that when you are given a proper introduction of the firm what it is, on what it works and who is who in the firm then you don’t need anything else.
Well, a proper introduction was given to me so I eventually became accustomed to the work environment and culture. Apart from this the Managing Counsel & Founder of the firm also called me in his chamber and we had a good conversation.
He is an optimist and is very friendly with the interns. The best thing was that he was easily approachable which is very difficult to find in other busy firms.
The associates there were also very friendly and easily approachable. There was no specific rooms given to interns and was made to sit along with the other working associates.
So if you intern there you’ll more like feel as an associate than an intern. Because such an atmosphere has been created and its great feeling.
Now coming to Kappy. Yes, the black Labrador. I tell you all even the people afraid of dogs will be friendly to Kappy. It’s a lovely dog and also acts as the protector of the firm.
Regarding the food, well every day you’ll be provided with lunch free of cost hence you don’t need Zomato there.
The bad thing in my opinion and specifically for me was travelling. I lived in Delhi and every day I had to travel a lot to reach the firm since it was in Gurugram.
People living in Gurugram or in fact near will have no problem. There are PG’s nearby the firm as well, but this is also a thing that travelling is a part of the job.
Since long hours of travelling and doing the job was very new to me so I faced a problem, but people accustomed to it, they will have no problem.
The stipend is totally given on the amount of work you do and your performance, it may vary. So on the basis of that, I was given Rs. 2,000/-.
Accommodation, commuting to the office
Since I live in Delhi so accommodation was not at all a problem for me. Regarding commuting to the office well autos and cycle rickshaws are easily available outside the office and go to the nearest metro.
The office timing was from 10:00 A.M.- 07:00 P.M. and on Saturdays it was a half day. But in case there was work then one had to stay back.
This was one of the best internships for me. I got a good experience of the corporate culture and how hard the law firms work hours after hours for their clients.
I learnt a lot of drafting as well as how the matters are filed in different courts and tribunals. Also, time is a very valuable thing and a good lawyer should always value his/her time.
Editor’s Note: You can read an internship experience of Legajoist here.