Name of the organization. City
Kumar Garg and Associates, New Delhi
Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings
I interned from July 2nd to July 31st. 6 days a week. Timings were quite flexible. As in I had to reach court directly from Monday to Friday so I was asked to come at 1000 hrs. But on Saturdays we can reach office even at 1100hrs.
And I had to leave office after 1800 hrs. But that actually depended on the completion of work. Sometimes I even left office at 2000 hrs.
How big was the office? Team strength?
Office was pretty big. The office was located in W-Block in Greater Kailash, New Delhi. There were a total of 7 associates excluding the two Partners; Mr. Alok & Mr. Yashveer Sethi.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
I applied at Kumar Garg Associates through some personal contacts, so I did not follow any formal application procedure.
This ID belongs to Ms. Shilpa Gupta. She is one of the associates there.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
Since, I could not arrange for a PG in any of the nearby areas, so I decided to reside in Central Delhi, East Patel Nagar. Patel Nagar is a hub of PGs and one can easily find good PGs for girls there.
Almost, all the courts were at just one hour distance from there. But it took me almost a couple of hours to reach from office to PG.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
On first day, since I was directly asked to reach court, it was actually exciting as I just completed my first year at that time and that was the first time I visited court. Then I met, Ms. Shilpa Gupta, one of the associates there and she is really a very nice and wonderful person.
She told us about the work we had to do during our internship. Then after going through some of the proceedings in court then I went to office.
Kumar Garg Associates had a really nice office and a wonderful library I must say. There were no such formalities on the first day, but yes, I was asked to drop a mail before joining, confirming about the joining dates and the tenure of the internship.
Since, I just completed first year of my law school, so the task they gave was to read files of the case which were listed the next day in different courts.
Then next day, as per the file studied by me, I had to visit the court and observe as to what happened in the court and prepare a brief about the same.
After the brief, I had to go to Alok Sir, senior partner of the firm, and discuss the same with him. Then he used to give us some research work on different topics and even gave me some commentaries so that I can research.
Work environment, people
Work environment at Kumar Garg Associates was, I must say, fantabulous. All the associates and partners of the firm were really very nice. They taught us a lot and never scolded for any mistakes done by us.
The meeting of the associates, where the discussion of all the cases, that were listed on that particular day, was conducted. And some chilling out with Shilpa Ma’am while we were travelling from court to office.
Working on Saturdays was something I didn’t like.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
I was interning there with my best friend so we had a lot of fun during our internship. Plus, the associates were so co-operative and friendly that they always used to give us so many treats most of the days.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons
Biggest lesson I learnt there was that ‘Litigation isn’t a bed of roses, one really had to struggle and work hard to be a top-notch advocate’.