Name. College. Year of Study
Sakshi Kalyanpur. School of Law, Christ University, second year.
Name of the organization.
Showri HR, Akshay DB and Associates, Bangalore.
Duration of the internship
One month from 19th October to 17th of November,2015.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office was very small with two partners, three associates and a staff for assistance.
Internship contact details you can send a mail directly to [email protected] asking for an internship. He is the one of the partners there and is very approachable.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
4 weeks, 6 days a week. Timings being 10 to 6:30 pm or later depending on the work.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
The chambers is located in Sheshadripuram, Bangalore. As I am a Bangalorean, I had no problem with accommodation. If from another city, you may rent flats in the same or adjacent areas as not many pg’s are available in the same area.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
On the first day, I was welcomed by an associate and after waiting for a brief period, I had an introductory talk with the Senior lawyer of the firm.
He briefed me about the type of work I would be assigned and I was informed that I shall directly intern under him. He then assigned a few topics for me to research upon relating to his upcoming cases and the work started right away.
My main tasks included researching upon the topics related to the upcoming cases, making compendiums to be presented before the court, visiting courts along with the lawyer and his associate etc.
The firm deals with all litigation matters and consists of two partners, one mainly deals with Civil cases and the other is specialized in criminal matters. Hence I got an opportunity to visit all the courts from the High Court, City civil court etc to the Sessions and the Magistrate Court.
The partner I worked under would discuss all the cases with me and was interested in my approach towards it which was overwhelming.
I was sometimes assigned with drafting notices etc.in the courts, the lawyer would assign me with work relating to filing of notices and other procedural work that helped me to understand the functioning of a court. I was allowed to communicate with the clients and understand the problems in matters of mediation and other other cases.
Work environment, people
The work environment was friendly with the partners always calling you for lunch and tea with them. The senior partner was very encouraging and made sure that I learnt a handful from the internship. The other associates were also friendly and treated the interns with respect.
The work assigned was very productive and the amount of learning involved was magnificent.
The treatment towards interns is note worthy and every intern is treated with respect.
Long and fruitful conversations with Sir about various general topics and healthy debates.
Lunches and snacks from the side of office whenever lunch was not carried.
The environment is peaceful yet encouraging.
The best part about the internship was you were not treated according to which year of law you’re pursuing and were also assigned work that you would not have done before. This helped me to learn the skills of drafting etc.
There very few downs about the internship such as the infrastructure is not great and the office is quite small. Also , during the court visits, the associates would not assign much work to the interns.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
At the time of my internship, I had one co intern. We did not have a lot of time to chill but when we did, we would go out with the partners and associates by going for good lunches,etc.
Anything else you’d like to tell
If you’re a law student not exposed yet to litigation and need a good break or want to understand how it works, this can be your perfect break. This was my first litigation internship and it helped me in getting my basics right and strong.