Name, College, Year of Study
Name: Rushil Chandra
College: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Email ID: [email protected]
Name of the organisation. City. Office Address. How was the office? Team strength.
Organization: Neeraj Associates
Address: 4/57, Vishal Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Email: [email protected]com
Team Strength: Approximately 15.
Duration of internship
1 June to 30 June, 2013.
Application procedure? Internship Contact Details
You may send you CV at [email protected]com for applying here.
For contacting the firm you may follow the link provided here.
Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings.
Duration in weeks: 4 weeks approx.
Days of work per week: 6 days. Sundays are holidays.
Timings: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
First impression, first day, formalities
First impression : A law firm dedicated towards achieving excellence.
Work environment is very conducive and comfortable. Properly air conditioned chambers and one can easily work for long hours at a stretch. The staff is very cooperative and everyone is eager to listen to your queries if any.
First day: On the first day I had a lot of questions in my mind about what kind of work shall I be allotted, what shall be work culture, etc. and I was very skeptical about the work environment. Trust me I had never worked in such a good work environment before and I loved it.
All the partners including Mr. Gaurav Saxena, Mr. Rishi Saxena and others are very cooperative.
Allocation of tasks are in two categories:
1. If you are interested in litigation then Neeraj Sir shall be allotting you cases relating to Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Laws, etc.
2. If you are interested in corporate laws then Gaurav Sir and Rishi Sir shall be allocating you tasks like preparing reports, complaints and contracts & agreements for websites and other service providers.
Work environment, people
Work environment is really good as I mentioned earlier. New tasks are immediately allotted once you finish with your currently allotted tasks. Work culture is very good.
The best things AND the bad things
The best thing is that Neeraj Sir spends time with interns unlike the internships at other law firms. Neeraj Sir teaches all the interns from around 4:30-5:30 on a regular basics and in these classes he explains the basics of C.P.C and Cr.P.C.. His explanation is excellent and after attending just few of his classes, all your concepts shall become lucid and crystal clear.
I dont think any other law firm offers classes for interns and no one spends so much time with interns either. He not only teaches the basic principles but also teaches the intricacies involved in litigation which can not be understood by reading books or attending classes at the University.
Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office and the place of stay?
Accommodation is easy to find in Gomti Nagar. There are a number of paying guest accommodations available in the vicinity of the firm.
Near the office there is a landmark named “Manoj Pandey Chauraha” where there is a Dominos and a Cafe Coffee Day outlet. If you think on spending less and have a stomach for the road side stalls (which I prefer) then you can find very good stalls of “Bati-Chokha” near the chauraha. Its hygienic and healthy.
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