Name. College. Year of Study.
Sonika , RMLNLU , Lucknow, 2nd Year
Name of the organization. City.
Lex Jurists, chamber no -259 Patiala house court, New Delhi.
Duration of the internship.
How big was the office? Team strength?
In comparison to other chambers at court premises it was well organized and full of technical facilities.
It had two rooms – Head room at ground floor and employees and interns on first floor. The whole chamber was well interior.
Separate desk with computers for employees and interns.
Working system is also very nice .The employees were around 8-9 and co-interns are 4-5.
Application procedure. Internship contact details.
Simply sent mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with CV and university recommendation letter. However one can meet at office personally.
Any law student of any year and semester can apply without any hesitation.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings.
The duration of internship and timings depends on intern. But my internship duration was 1 month.
The office time was 9 am – 5 pm for unpaid interns and early can leave on completion of the task and work. While timings of paid interns and employees is not fixed. Office opens from Monday to Saturday.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
As a resident of New Delhi it is easy for anyone to reach the firm’s office. Best thing is the connectivity of Delhi Metro (Pragati Maidan station), Tilak bridge railway station and DTC bus service .
A non- resident of New Delhi can also take rented room at Lakshmi Nagar, New Delhi at very reasonable and affordable. Nobody can face any problem to reach the destination due to best transport facility.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
I was nervous on first day before reaching the firm’s office. But I was shock when I meet with co-interns and employees. All were very frank and nice.
Very friendly environment.
The head of the office took a formal meeting with interns and discuss the previous internship experience and what one intern wishes to do –like courts visit, case reading and analysis only etc .
It is the discretion of interns of what kind work they want. On first day I read case’s files, went to court room and analyzed them.
Main tasks (in detail)
The main task was to read the case files and make an analysis of them. Reading the manuals, bare acts and law books. Making the lists of land mark cases from the legal websites and daily visit of court rooms.
If any problem in any concepts the employees will help you or one can move to Indian law institute and courts library with them. The specialization of this firm was to treat family cases –Divorce and marriage disputes.
Task involved visits of Delhi high court, Mediation and arbitration cells with senior lawyers and other district courts of New Delhi.
Work environment, people.
The interns, employees and head of the firm are friendly and liberal with each other. While working hours, the whole office remain silent because all of us busy in our work.
But at lunch time and after getting free all of us gather and do lunch and lot of fun. Discuss all matters with great concern but while free time all were do lot of unlimited fun.
No fixed time of small parties in the office.
Special thing is that the head of firm also do lunch with whole employees- with Great fun.
Best things? (Nothing is all bad)
Best thing was that that the whole employees and head was very friendly.
No burden of much work and no home assignment.
Interns were do lot of discussion and can clear their doubts on any legal matters.
Bad things? (Nothing is all good)
The bad thing was the location of the firm because all picnic spots and shopping place were near there.
All time attractive and exotic more than office work.
The other thing is that one cannot leave the office before completing the given task.
What did you do to chill?
On getting bore one can go to court’s canteen where all snacks are available at reasonable price and all kind of food stuffs. But no question of getting bored in the office because the co-interns and employees are friendly and do lot of fun.
Anything else you’d like to tell.
The whole internship experience was excellent because never expected such kind of friendly environment and co-interns.
A lot of courts visit increased my knowledge about the court work and family law. The meetings with the senior lawyers were great and learning experience.