Abraham Mathew Kandathil, Final year LL.B (3 yr Law), ILS Law college, Pune.
Name of the organisation. City. Office Address. How was the office?
R.K. Dewan & Co Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorneys, Pune.
It’s a really big office with 5 floors and 1 floor dedicated to a state of the art library. The legal team comprises of 7 lawyers namely Ms. Padmaja Khandge, Mr. Ameet Deshpande, Mr. Tushaar Shrikkande, Mr. Sahil Ahuja, Mr. Ranjith, Ms. Ajita Patki and Mr. Harshit Saxena
Well this is my second internship at R.K Dewan. The first time I applied, I contacted the firm directly through telephone. The HR gave me the email ID to which I was asked to send across an application, an article on IPR, and a personal statement about myself.
But this year the number of interns have drastically increased and they did not have slots to accommodate me. I only made it through because the associates were gracious enough to hand me an internship.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
6 days a week, 930am- 630pm, Second Saturdays off
First impression, first day, formalities
The first thing I noticed about RKD is the fact that the interns get to sit with the legal associates. This is not something which is practiced in a lot of other law firms. And secondly and most importantly, the friendliest associates in the world.
You get hands on experience with whatever they’re doing; be it drafting or research and to a very large extent your work gets recognized and appreciated.
There’s a lot of work that gets assigned to you.. From case law research, to drafting of legal notices and rejoinders, writing research articles. The interns get to do even the smallest of things, be it the preparation of invoices and even the filling of web queries.
Work environment, people
Just like home. You always feel good working with the legal team. And they treat you like family.
The best things AND the bad things
I did not find one bad thing about RKD, so I really can’t say. Although I wish they gave unlimited cups of tea and coffee.
Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office and the place of stay?
Well I am from pune, So did not really have to bother finding a place. The ten minute chat session with the associates after lunch everyday is always fun. The motto at RKD is simple. Give your one hundred percent while you’re working and chill otherwise!
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