It is a medium-sized firm with a wide area of work. There are about 3-4 associates. Most of the cases are civil and criminal associated with the courts in Pune and some even go till the High Court. Apart from this, there are many arbitration matters as well.
Student Name, College and Year of Study
01st March 2019 to 31st March 2019
You just have to send your CV and a cover letter on nehruco[at]gmail.com.
On your first day, you might get a chance to meet the partner- Mr. Amol Nehru. Sir is very sweet and will not make you feel pressurised in any way.
You will be actually working under the senior associate- Swapnal Ma’am. On the first day, she will give you some research work and you must complete it seriously as it would be a kind of the first impression.
You will be given a considerable amount of work on the first day also, some work with a deadline, some without one.
Research work is one of the main tasks. It included assisting the partners and the associates with finding case laws for their cases. You will also be given tasks like preparing evidence affidavits, written statements, legal notices etc.
A lot of IBC matters and family matters come regularly and with each new case coming up, you will be asked to go through the documents and make a brief timeline of events that took place in the case.
On certain occasions, Ranjan Sir and Amol Sir may give you some interesting work and you must consider that as an opportunity to build a good rapport with them. You might also have to visit court sometimes.
There are a number of good things. The work environment is very cordial as all associates are very friendly and will guide you in any way possible. Timings are also not very strict. If you complete your work on time, you get to leave. You will get to work on a number of matters, so your exposure will increase and you might also be involved in client meetings.
You will feel a sense of professionalism being inculcated in you. Moreover, the firm also celebrates the birthdays of all the employees, so once in a while, you might get a treat at your workplace. Nehru & Co. would be an appropriate firm to intern with, especially for the students studying in Pune.
The one bad thing that I can think of is that you don’t get a stipend and the internship certificate can also take some time to reach to you. But, you do get it.
I am a localite. However, there are a number of PGs around that area. A simple google search will give you plenty of options.
Every day at 4 pm, Mansi (the maid) comes and will serve you whatever you ask for (green tea, tea, coffee). That would be your time to chill. Overall, the internship was a very relaxed experience. Did not make my life hectic.
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