Name of Organisation, Location (city), Team Strength
Dua Assosiates, Delhi
If it is without any reference one needs to send their CV and Cover Letter to Ms. Catherine Cardoza at [email protected]
The reply accepting or declining the internship is fast and quick.
Duration of internship and timings
4 weeks. 5 days a week. 9 am-6 pm.
Timing is flexible.
Saturdays and Sundays are off.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
The office looks big and spread 3 floors of the building – first floor for the litigation dept., second for the library, administrative office and conference rooms and the third floor for the corporate department.
The interns are seated in the library. The formalities are handled by the librarian.
After a certain form filling and submission of documents (specified in the acceptance letter) one is assigned to a team.
There is a list in the library with telephone extensions of each and every associate and one phone near the computer systems is for interns at which Associates call up to contact a particular intern or ask for free interns.
Also, one needs to carry a laptop due to availability of only 3 computers with legal databases like Manupatra and SCC.
The library has WiFi.
Main tasks during the first week I got work from the Partner in the Lit Department.
Got variety of work in Companies Act, Customs and Excise, Stamp Act, International Law, Arbitration, Labour law etc. along with drafting under the Arbitration law. I was also given the opportunity to attend arbitration proceeding and client meetings.
Work environment and people
Work environment is comfortable and motivating. Associates are friendly, encouraging and helpful.
One can prove their mettle and make a place for themselves with consistent good work without delays, that’s the only way to get yourself more qualitative work.
The library, though a bit congested, is a peaceful place for the interns, equipped with all the relevant reading material for the research work.
There are two pantries where one can get unlimited coffee/tea/green tea.
Qualitative work, encouraging associates, performance based work and the centrally located office.
The biggest lesson learned is that reliability as a intern is a important trait that is required in a law student.
This internship was exerting and difficult but ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’ is what one has to remember. Also it’s the quality that matters more than quantity.