Full name of the Organisation, City and State
RAMALINGAM & ASSOCIATES – Advocates, Solicitors & Legal Consultants, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Student Name, College and Year of Study
R.Praveen Kumar, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law(SOEL), 4th year
08th August 2019 to 13th September 2019
I visited the office and met T.RAMALINGAM sir (Senior partner) in person and thereby sought an internship.
Address: #321, old #155, II Floor, Thambu (Chetty) Street (Opposite High Court), Chennai-600 001
First Day Formalities Initial Impressions
Since my college resumed after summer vacation only a month back, none of my friends was ready to accompany me as co-interns for the internship and I was a little bit nervous to undergo internship alone.
My first impression about this law firm was that it appeared very formal & strict as I was made to sit and wait in the reception before I was allowed to meet T.RAMALALINGAM sir in his cabin.
While I was talking to him regarding internship, I noticed a portrait of ” Subramanya Bharathi” behind him (Myself a big fan of this legendary Tamil poet & social reformer), at that moment, I lost all my nervousness of interning alone with the hope that I can do it on my own and do not expect people to accompany me.
T.RAMALINGAM sir was very friendly and humble. He understood that since I was pursuing a company secretary course simultaneously along with law, he asked me to focus on corporate matters. He then introduced me to the Associates who dealt with corporate matters. This instiled in me a sense of belongingness in this firm.
I was asked to look after corporate matters. More specifically relating to Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and SARFAESI Act. I was asked to go through all the documents, deeds in the case bundles pertaining to specific cases and was asked to research & prepare arguments for the same.
I was also made to observe the proceedings in NCLT and DRT and to follow up & keep track of specific cases and report to the associates when they ask for.
There are a lot of good things I experienced here like the associates and partners were so friendly. Even the clerks working here would be caring enough to ask if u had had your food on time.
Especially T.RAMALINGAM sir asks if I had breakfast or not. It might sound silly but its one of the best care an intern can ever get. I was also granted flexibility in timings since I had to attend my college in the afternoon session.
E.OMPRAKASH sir was the one who initially guided me to learn about Insolvency law and advised me to focus on this area.
K.RAMESH sir was that associate to whom I worked under majority of the time. A hardworking person who is very calm such that he even sings songs while driving to NCLT when others are in stress mode thereby spreading the calmness to me and others.
R.IMAYAVARAMBAN sir was very much approachable. Whatever work he has, he will be that person to clarify all your doubts and then proceed with his works. In short, he is the “Go-to person” in this office.
V.RAGHURAMAN sir was the one who guided me in DRT matters. Despite having a lot of work on his table, he will be that happy person to teach what I ask for.
On the whole, all the people working in this firm are very friendly and approachable and have treated me as a fellow associate and not as an intern.
I used to come via Metro rail to High Court metro station and from there a small walk to the office in Thambu Chetty Street ( Opp to High Court).
You can also get buses to this location since Broadway bus stand is nearby and also trains since Chennai Fort railway station is nearby. Also, you can get ola/ uber cabs 24×7
I learnt that I can work alone and not expect any of my friends as co-interns. I learnt to control my anxiety and stress levels. I also learnt that how much ever we are burdened with work, we should accept the same with a smile on our face and perform it without giving excuses because when we are ready to do our duty, people will be ready to help us in accomplishing our duty and to finally come out with flying colours.