Internship Experience @ Omega Alliance Advocates and Solicitors, Kochi: Case Law Research and Negotiable Instruments Act Drafting Work

Name, Year and College:

Jiss Alphonsa Joy, 3rd Year, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Name of the Organisation and Address:

Omega Alliance Advocates and Solicitors, ANRA-47, 7th Ave, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala 682017, India

Application Process:

The applicant has to send an email which includes a cover letter and the CV of the applicant to ashaoommen[at]omegaalliance.in. Advocate Asha Oommen oversees the HR of the firm.

In furtherance to the application, there will be a telephonic interview which will be conducted by Advocate Asha. On acceptance of the internship application, an email will be sent to you regarding the acceptance and the period of internship.

Office timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

First day formalities and Infrastructure:

The office is in Kaloor, which is a prominent place in the city of Ernakulam. The office is not situated on the main road but is easily accessible as one can take an auto or can walk from the Kaloor stand. The office is on the second floor of the building and is very comfortable.

I was asked to report to the office by 9:30 am. I was greeted by AdvocatesJonathan Paul, an associate in the firm. He showed me around the firm.

After that, I was asked to meet Advocate Asha Oommen, one of the senior counsels in the firm. Subsequently, I was assigned work and was asked to report to one of the associates of the firm.

Main Tasks:

This was one of the best internship opportunity that I have got. The main tasks that were assigned to were research work. I had to find relevant case laws on many current cases that the firm was working on. I was provided access to legal databases like Manupatra.

I was also given drafting work on main cases related to the Negotiable Instruments Act. Another task that I was given was to accompany the advocates to the Courts. The firm had cases in the High Court, District Court and the Munsiff Court. The court visits along with the work were rather interesting.

Work Environment:

The employees of the firm were all were friendly and helpful. They were always willing to help me and clarify my doubts in the work that was assigned to me.

Stipend:

I was given a stipend of Rs 3500 for the period of internship.

Accommodation and Commute:

I did not have to seek accommodation as I was a resident of Kochi. But it is rather easy to get accommodation in hostels and PGs in the Kaloor area.

As Kaloor is a very important location in Kochi, it is very easy to get a bus to Kaloor. One can also take the metro to Kaloor. The firm is at a walking distance from the Kaloor bus stand and metro station.

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