Wadhwa Law Chambers, DD-13 Kalkaji Extension, near Govind Puri Metro Station, Delhi, India
About the Organisation ned
Wadhwa Law Chambers is a litigation office run by three brothers, Aditya, Anirudh, and Kapil Wadhwa. Aditya Wadhwa specializes in criminal matters, Anirudh Wadhwa handles civil cases and Kapil Wadhwa works on IPR related matters.
Student Name, College and Year of Study
22nd December 2018 to 20th January 2019
Mail CV to with a cover letter as the body of the mail, specifying the area of law one intends to work under.
First Day Formalities Initial Impressions
There are no formalities as such, but one has to put their name in a register so that one can be contacted easily. It is preferable if one meets the partner they are working under and take work from them directly because later the associates give work and one might not be able to meet the partner.
I was asked to report by 9:30 in court formals, but it is advisable that one should get this clear 1-2 days before the internship starts.
I applied to work under Kapil Wadhwa, so for the first week, I got to research on copyright and trademark law. Apart from that, I was also asked to sift through the internet to find for cases of infringement of trademark online. Later I started getting criminal and civil cases as well, and eventually, I had dealt with more criminal matters a than IPR.
During my internship, the main tasks were research and drafting. I also had to go to court for inspection. There is a lot of printing also to be done and preparing files for matters which are listed.
The associates are very friendly and helpful, this makes it a fun atmosphere to work in. Unlike most litigation offices, one gets a lot of drafting work which is great for learning. The associates also recognize the efforts one puts in and that gives a sort of satisfaction at the end.
They also encourage interns to go to courts for matters in which they have worked to see what all has been used and what are the areas where one can do more work. The office has hectic working hours, but it teaches hard work and time management.
There is no strict demarcation with regards to the area of law so this gives a lot of exposure to different fields. I particularly enjoyed the drafting work and working on criminal matters, even though I applied to work on IPR cases. To keep fuelling energy, there is a coffee machine which is the main reason why the work continues in this office.
On Sundays, interns can come a bit late and leave a bit early as well. The workplace is also fine with interns leaving and finishing their assignment early if it is getting late.
The office is such a good place to work at that one might not want to go to court and would prefer doing research in the office, but sometimes the interns have to go to court, in those cases, one can take reimbursement for travel by providing bills.
There was no particular bad thing, but there is no stipend given to interns.
I lived with a relative, but there are many PGs available around the office and the office is close to Govind Puri Metro Station.
There are a few shops and restaurants around, so one can go and have a good time with fellow interns and also take a much-needed break at the chai stall with the fabulous combination of chai and cake.
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