Internship application to be sent 2-3 months prior to the date of joining.
Duration of internship and timings
October-November 2012, 4 weeks Monday-Friday 10 am to 8 pm. Saturdays are working if you are called by the associates.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
The building where I was suppose to report, houses both L&T Finance as well as L&T Insurance. It has state of art construction and facilities and includes a mess and canteen on the first floor. The security systems and logistics is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
I was working with the Sec. 138 team so my work mainly involved:
•Drafting and framing Statement of Claims
•Drafting termination notices u/s 9 and 17,
•Preparing consolidated legal write ups on various sections of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
•Drafting complaints and notices u/s 138.
Work environment and people
Unlike other law firms where every morning sees a lot of running and sprinting trying to prepare for court, the work environment here was relaxed the whole day.
This was a very different experience for me since I am used to the hustle and bustle of court and all the preparations that are required for it.
The people here in this office were much senior, but very helpful and approachable.
Since I was only in my second year and had a very basic understanding of any law, the consolidated legal write ups that were made compulsory for us to write were very helpful for us to understand and grasp the topics.
The senior associate would call us individually and discuss it with us so there was no doing it haphazardly.
The canteen on the first floor offered very simple food for both lunch and evening snacks at a very reasonable price. Also, that is a good time to meet and network with new people.
Also, a very cute permanent intern!
Most of the associates at L & T Finance Mumbai were Marathi speaking which would sometimes make me really uncomfortable.
Its always fun to explore new areas of law as a new entrant to this field. One should chose their line only after experiencing different arenas and not always run after the money (which i agree is also important)