Tamizh Kavi. B. V., The Central Law College, 5th Year B.A.LLB.,
Organisation and Address
Murthy Immigration Services, 278 A, TTK Road (JJ Road), Alwarpet, Chennai – 600 018, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Duration of internship
I interned at Murthy Immigration for 1 month.
How you applied?
I applied by mailing my CV to the firm.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
I was introduced to everybody around the office on my first day. I was allotted a personal space to work which was next to my reporting associate. General introduction regarding the tasks and works that I was expected to do as an intern was explained to me and I was given a Computer and a book to go through the basics of Immigration (Indian and US).
The office was on the ground floor of the building. I was asked to reach the office at 9:00 AM every morning. Hence, my first impression of the firm was that the atmosphere around the office was very professional, warm and supportive.
The firm dealt with Consultation, Client Counselling, Litigation as well as the Prosecution of US Immigration. As an intern, I did research work, case drafting, observed the client consultation, wrote articles, filing necessary forms and many other clerical tasks as well when asked to.
This topic is very practical and interesting. According to me if a law student who is eager to learn with a developing interest in the field of Immigration, Murthy is surely the firm you should try to intern in. The associates are helpful, professional, attentive and supportive.The firm is an ideal place to intern if someone is looking to learn US Immigration, it is the best place to intern with.
You get to know various laws pertaining to US Immigration. You can learn a lot of new things each day and the tasks they give you will teach you a new aspect of itself. One can learn how Immigration Attorney Works and the greatness of the legal field which changes the lives of people.
The work culture is amazing but not ideal for someone looking for an internship just for the sake of a certificate. Multitasking, ability to learn, hard work and dedication are a must.
The 8 Working Hours is completely worth it, you don’t feel like you spent the entire day working. One can learn and explore various new aspects pertaining to Immigration especially US Immigration as the firm completely deals with US Immigration.
There is nothing as such.
I was not given any stipend but they provide food, snacks and other expenses.
Accommodation and commuting to the office
You can live nearby in a PG as there are many. For the commuting purpose, metro station is at 3-4 KMs away at max from where you can take a cab or auto for the office.
Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt, etc
You can talk freely to the Attorneys who give you such a comfort feel and you can learn a lot too.
Lesson Learned: You should choose the field of law you want to pursue your career in as soon as possible, cause then you can start gaining the practical knowledge of the field through your internships.
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