Name, College, year of study of the student intern
Pallav Awasthi, IV Year, Institute of Law, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.)
Name of the organisation where you interned and its full address
Legitab Law Firm, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi
Duration of internship
1st of October, 2019 to 31st of October, 2019
How did you apply?
Thanks to lawctopus, I visited their “internship opportunity” section and thereafter, applied for the same by sending my CV along with cover letter at kanackpandey[at]gmail.com.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
There were no formalities as such, as you enter in the office, you will meet Puneet Sir, who is the Chairman of Law Firm and Kanack Sir, the associate of the Firm. Both of them will make you comfortable at the very first hour you enter the office.
As all firms ask an intern to do during its internship, the research is the primary task. Thereafter according to the urgency of the matters, you are asked to either draft or research for the concerned matter. Kanack Sir even asks an intern to accompany him to the Courts and try to make you familiar with the formalities of the Court.
They are a lot in number, the words are not enough but some of them are:
All the members of the firm are very humble and easy to approach. If you will sit and have a small conversation with Puneet Sir, you will not even feel like you are talking with the chairman of a firm. He is very humble and even makes an intern very much comfortable. One can approach him with his doubts without any hesitation and he will give his best to make you understand and clear your doubts.
Kanack Sir is a person who will act as a guide for you at a place where you will find yourself lost. He will make you familiar with all the Courts of Delhi and thereafter he is having the best advice for you and your future. You can discuss all your career problems with him and he can easily give you a way which will be suitable for you and your future.
The Firm basically deals with the matters which are in relation to District Courts and High Courts and the matters are almost listed every day in some court or the other. You will get to know the practicality of the litigation and if you are a student of III or IV years, then you will be able to implement what you have learned till now.
Even the work which is assigned to you, if is done with 100% dedication and true efforts, it will be highly appreciated and if they are highly satisfied, then they even ask you to join the firm after completion of your studies.
The atmosphere is good, the office is at a decent destination where the food hubs like dominos are at walking distance, plus Kanack Sir will provide you with the best and quality food from swiggy.
No Works on SUNDAY.
There is nothing bad as such. Only thing is that since the office is in the basement, you will not able to dial or receive the calls, but you can access the internet as they provide you with high-speed wifi.
Accomodation/commutation/ travelling expenses, if any, will be provided.
Accommodation, commuting to the office
I took a PG in Laxmi Nagar which is on the blue line, even the office was on the blue line, so though it was far but a direct metro was there which was suitable for me but one can easily find PGs and hostel in Uttam Nagar, which is near to Tilak Nagar. One more thing, don’t get confused between Tilak Nagar metro station and Subhash Nagar Metro Station, though the office is at Tilak Nagar, the nearest metro station to the office is Subhash Nagar and no Tilak Nagar. Just after the exit from the metro station, the office is hardly 200 meters away.
Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt etc.
If you want to learn the basics of litigation and what actually the litigation is, this firm is the best for the same. One runs of Supreme Court but if you really want to learn and are opting for a career in litigation, I would suggest you that this is one of the finest firms for learning about, “what advocacy is and what an advocate is or should be like.”