Name of the organization. City.
Chambers of Mahesh Jethmalani, Mumbai.
(See the Wikipedia page here.)
Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings.
December 19th 2013 – February 3rd 2014.
6 days/ week ( timings- 10:30 am-6:00 pm)
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office was located on 2 floors , and was big enough and sufficient for everyone to work well.
The team consisted of 8-10 lawyers
Application procedure. Internship contact details
Applications can be done by sending your CV to Ms. Sana Usman on her email id [email protected]
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
Accommodation is a little difficult around the office. But the city is well connected by the local trains and travelling isn’t a problem and very cost effective. You can found accommodation at a distance of 15 mins from the office in places like fort and colaba easily.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
The obvious nervousness was casted away the moment I had the opportunity to interact with the team and the supervisor. The impression about the workplace was the same as the I had visualized before joining.
The friendly and co-operative yet professional attitude of the colleagues and the supervisors besides the excellent ambiance of work and the ease in availability of resources for research have cast a long lasting impression on me and shall be remembered by me throughout my life.
Main tasks (in detail)
We went to the Sessions Court and saw various court proceedings. We accompanied Mahesh Jethmalani Sir to High Court and Sessions Court and saw him argue with such ease and efficiency. We handled a few high profile cases and it was very interesting.
I learnt drafting and formed complaints, replies, Revision Applications, Anticipatory Bail Applications etc.
The people are very friendly and the work environment was very good. It was casual yet strict striking a great balance in the work atmosphere.
Work environment, people
The work environment at the chambers of Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani was well-suited for a fresher like me and I was glad enough to realize that her nervousness was futile as there were highly friendly and co-operative colleagues/supervisors.
I generously, acknowledge the abovementioned experiences of the internship and wishes to thank the organization and its constituent employees/supervisors for extending an opportunity to the internee to get a first-hand experience of the work done at the practical level.
Best things? (Nothing is all bad)
Going to the court all the time and getting first hand information and being involved directly in any case including high profile matters.
The feeling which you get when the cases you have studied about are witnessed by yourself, it gives you goose-bump effect.
Bad things? (Nothing is all good)
Sometimes there was no work at all and we interns just sat and did nothing which got a little boring at times.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
The thing is there are a lot of places to chill. Nariman Point, Fort, Colaba are all packed with good restaurants, street food stalls, movie halls, malls. 15 mins of train ride away is Phoenix Mall and it is one of the best places to hang out.
My co-intens were super fun to be with, they were from different NLU’s.
No Stipend but lots of experience.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons.
People who are really interested in litigation should at least once intern here and experience the charisma of interning here themselves.