Manoj Kumar Shahi and Associates, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About the Organisation ou Interned
The firm majorly deals with cases on commercial laws. Manoj Shahi sir was the head of the firm while there were 4 associates. The office was a decent one and was located in one of the most prominent locations of Bhopal.
It mostly dealt with the cases on Negotiable instrument Act & SARFAESI Act. There was a separate room for interns where we were given cases to read. The overall ambience of the office is positive and the associates are more than helpful.
Student Name and College
Harsh Agrawal, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
01st December 2018 to 28th December 2018
Interested applicants can send their CV to shahikmanoj[at]gmail.com.They can even call and ask for the availability of internship slots.
The applications submitted are then made to go through a strict checking process where relevant facts are verified. After the verification and on selection, a mail is sent to the selected interns.
First Day Formalities Initial Impressions
There were not many formalities that were needed to be followed. I was only asked to bring 2 passport size photographs and the only instruction I received was to turn up dressed in formals. The office was a decent one and was located in one of the most prominent locations of Bhopal.
There was a separate for interns however we were free to work anywhere in the office (barring Manoj Sir’s office obviously) provided that we are actually working. We, the interns were briefed by one of the partners and were given cases on section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act to read. The firm mostly deals with this type of commercial cases.
Timing of the office was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. officially but sometimes we may have to stick in the office in case of need.
During the 1st week of the internship, we were majorly made to read cases to get a basic idea of what this firm deals with.
Interns’ room is kind of library too where we can find required bare acts and books. After having read thoroughly we were asked to prepare case briefs of the cases we read. The case briefs we prepared were to be read to Manoj Sir in the evening.
After 1st week when we were acquainted with basics, we were asked to go for court visits along with an associate where we meet Manoj sir in his chamber. We attended every proceeding and were asked to make notes.
During the office hours, we have to draft notices which were taught to us in the initial days by one of the associates. We have to send every notice, plea or argument we drafted on the official mail of the firm. Seldom we have to receive clients and if you are lucky enough you might get the chance to see Manoj sir dealing with the client in his office.
During the last week of the internship, we were asked to do data entry and prepare excel sheets of the firm’s account. We were sometimes also asked to research for precedents when associates were busy. Manoj sir on some days used to visit us in the room to keep a check on us and to advise us on the work we were doing.
The working environment was friendly, supportive and considerate. Apart from legal knowledge, we were also exposed to client counselling and managing accounts.
Apart from the knowledge we gained by reading case laws and court visits, the last day conversation with Manoj sir was priceless.
He told us about his journey and motivated us about why litigation as a career must be preferred any day. He also addressed to our queries and questions regarding our journey ahead in the field of law.
There were more interns than actually needed which lead to a very little assignment of work some days. The room for interns was small to accommodate that many numbers of interns.
I stayed in my friend’s flat but there is a lot of PG’s and hostel within the vicinity of 300 meters. Accommodation & eat-outs in M.P. Nagar are never a problem.
As the office is in the main commercial place of Bhopal so chilling out was never a problem. During the lunch break or after court visit we used to hang out in café nearby.
If on any fortunate day you get some spare time you can always visit D.B. mall which is in walking distance from the office.