Name of the Intern
Riya Mahesh Jariwala, 3rd Year (BA.LLB) , ILS Law College, Pune.
Name of the organisation. City. Office Address. How was the office? Team strength.
Reddy and Reddy Advocates and Legal Consultants , Pune.
Team Strength in Pune.
1 managing partner along with 20 associates and 4-5 Interns per month.
Application procedure? Internship Contact Details
You can send your CV to this mail id: hr[at]reddyandreddy.org
4 months prior to the period of internship.
Duration. Days of work per week. Timings.
2 months. Monday – Saturday. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
However, the same can revised depending upon your personal circumstances
First impression, first day, formalities
The office is situated in opposite deep bungalow chowk, Neelkanth, Model Colony, Pune which is the heart of the city.
First Day at the firm was extremely welcoming and warm as I was introduced to every person including our Managing Partner Mr. Sudhir Reddy, who is one of the most humble and cheerful person I have interned with.
The first impression of the office was great as it’s a well made office where the working area is typically separated for every department with individual desks for every Associate, Senior Associates whereas the Partner has individual cabin overlooking the working area.
The head of the Corporate team sits with her team in the same cabin making the work environment more friendly and devoid of Senior- Junior Hierarchy.
Each Intern has to get his/her own laptop and interns are allotted the conference room or are to sit under the supervision of their respective HODs.
The team is a mixed bag regarding the experience where many of the associates are freshers and including Senior Associates being vastly experienced.
I wanted to work from the very first day. I almost got work from everyone with regard to research, drafting and even client counselling
Reddy and Reddy Law firm is a firm dealing extensively with diverse areas including corporate laws, litigation and arbitration. I got exposure to almost all areas of law from IPR, Cyber laws, Family Laws, Company Laws, Criminal Laws, Arbitration as well as Labour Laws.
Most of their clients are also from abroad giving you immense scope to explore upon International Commercial Laws.
Work environment, people
I have to say as many internships I’ve done the best working atmosphere exists in this office where the associates are very humble and they make you feel very comfortable since the very first day and not a single day goes by when you see them and they don’t greet you.
Sudhir Sir, who is the managing partner of the firm would personally interact with you and make you feel like a part of his organisation. Akanksha Ma’am , who heads the corporate team is also extremely approachable in case of any doubts and would give you lots of leads if you need help with your research.
If you are not able to do certain work allotted (which happened with me) you can easily walk up to them for a little head start and they will be more than happy to give you a lead to start your work on. They review all your tasks and actually entrust you with real responsibilities pertaining to their clients.
At one point, I was also asked to do real-time fact finding and client counselling with one of their new clients.
The best things and the bad things
The best thing at Reddy and Reddy Law Associates is the working atmosphere and the kind of faith they show in you with regard to your work.
Very understanding and friendly partners.
Exposure to several areas of Law.
Work reviewed simultaneously.
Professional yet friendly atmosphere.
One can interact and have fun while working.
The Associates are super friendly.
The partners are extremely careful to not let you be idle and utilise your capabilities.
All your excellent work is always rewarded with chocolates and lots of motivation to work ahead.
The only bad thing here is that there is no stipend, however the kind of work and the work environment will make you want to learn all you can during your term of the internship.
Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office
Since the office is situated in model colony, accommodation is easily available near FC road, SB road or Gokhale Nagar area. There are lots of eateries near the office to chill. If you are fortunate, The partners might even just accompany you along.
This post was first published on: November 22, 2017