Muskan Srivastava, KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar, 3rd year
Name of the Organization, Location
Neeraj Associates, Lucknow
Application Procedure with Details
I had to mail my CV along with a cover letter at [email protected], I had to follow up through phone calls 2- 3 times, then my internship was confirmed.
Duration of internship and timings
February 01, 2019 – February 28, 2019.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Saturdays are half days and the timing is also flexible.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
The infrastructure is quite good.
On my first day, I was interviewed by Mr. Rishi Saxena, the Senior Partner of the law firm, he asked about my previous experiences and certain questions regarding my CV.
There were no other formalities required and the associates were very friendly and easy going. I was asked in which area was I interested in corporate or Litigation and was assigned the work accordingly.
Initially, I was assigned the work of the Litigation Department of the firm as I was more interested in that area.
During the course of my internship, I drafted written statements, application, and several affidavits. Along with that, I was also given some research work on the Consumer Protection Act and on Non-disclosure agreement, Franchisee agreement and on Nominee agreement. I was also asked to interpret Franchisee agreement clause by clause. And with this, I also drafted statements and application matters related to Debt Recovery Tribunal. So basically the main task was drafting.
Work environment and people
The work environment is very good and all the associates are very approachable and friendly. It was not like strict corporate working environment, rather it’s far more relaxed.
Neeraj Sir used to visit us and give short classes and interact with us. He even shared his career experience which was very inspiring.
The associates do not hesitate in assigning any kind of work to interns and they are always ready to teach if one happens to make any mistake.
Nothing as such
Since I am from Lucknow, I stayed at my house but there are PGs available.
My biggest lesson was that C.V. is very important for applying for jobs/internship, therefore, one needs to be careful regarding this as it creates the first impression in an interview.