Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Mayank Pratap Singh, University Five Year Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 3rd Year
Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength
ChirAmrit Legal LLP, Jaipur. It is a premier institution, leading name in law firms all over India. From mostly the legal work of Taxation, its scope of task spreads to multifarious activities, ranging from “miscellaneous litigations” to accountancy work.
I ventured for my internship in “ChirAmrit Legal LLP”, situated on 6th floor of Unique Destination building , Tonk Road, Jaipur. I was a second year student I interned with a team comprising of associates, senior associates and partners of the firm.
Application Process with contact details
This firm adopts an impartial and detailed process of application and selection of interns. The application process includes applying through an e-mail or in person application along with a copy of CV (Curriculum Vitae) and the proposed period of internship.
Afterwards, the firm reverts back to the applicant and gives a date for walk – in interview.
The applicant has to be present in firm on designated date. Thereafter, in case the person gets selected for internship, the firm contacts him and reserves a slot for him/her. The internship period is usually 1 month.
The firm can be contacted through phone number: +91 141 4044500.
Duration of internship and timings
My internship period was from 18th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
It was simply WOW! I was absolutely flabbergasted. To my surprise, the firm has everything what an intern aspires for. It is absolutely a well-knit and designed place, spacious enough for cabins for senior associates and partners, sitting stations for associates and a separate area for interns. It has a well equipped library too, accessible to everyone.
It also has a pantry. It also has swanky conference rooms having projectors, speakers, white boards and many other facilities. There is also a control room having documents and technicians with computers. Whole space is covered with cameras.
The acceptance I received the very first day was overwhelming, never seen before. When I arrived the premise, I was asked to register my name in the attendance record. Then, came the time for morning presentations.
Oh I forgot! Each person in firm has to give power point presentations in turn in the morning on contemporary legal issues and concerns. (Yeah! I also did the same. I presented the implications of proposed changes in Specific Relief Act, 1963).
Alright, then the intern has to go to the authorized person who handles the interns and she gives you a form to fill and mails you a worksheet to record the work done, at the end of the day. It was so fun working there as intern.
Then, I went and introduced myself to each and everyone and got some work to do (yeah! A lot of work!!). The task given to interns range from case studies, making case notes, preparing draft agreements, and sometimes typing work (yup!).
Tasks given to interns were wide ranging. The firm is mainly a taxation firm, but it takes other cases also that come under the category of “miscellaneous litigations”.
There art various departments in the firm and each has a head. Interns are free to get work from any of the associates, senior associates and partners (But you are not free to reject task voluntary given by them, even when you don’t go to them!).
Interns are generally given the tasks of research, making case notes, briefing a case, and sometimes litigation related work.
Work environment and people
As already told, this place is very congenial for students aspiring for a good place to intern.
Although the employees are very particular about the tasks entrusted by them and they abide by the time limits (sometimes strict) but everyone is welcoming heartily. They help when you ask and cooperate a lot.
Everything ranging from the nature of tasks given, the working environment and resources provided for research, is extraordinary.
Not to forget, they provide for Manupatra access to every intern too (a lot of help literally). Internship in this firm was mind opener for me. In such a short time, I gained months of experience which I would cherish.
Sometimes, it gets very tough to comply with the time limit given and the consequences are worse. Some people are really strict (honestly not a criticism).
Yup! No stipend is given. All the expenses travelling, working everything has to be borne by the intern.
The biggest lesson that I learnt from this internship is that Internship plays a vital role in an student’s experience, specially for a “lawyer-in-making”.
Any Other Thing
One more thing, do not forget your laptop, otherwise it would be a problem.
For interns, the timings are from 9: 30 am to 7:00 pm. Honestly, I am not aware of exact time for others, but it is for sure that others worked even late after interns left.