Kanwarjot Kaur, 2nd Year, University Institute of Legal Studies UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Name of the organization:
Lex Juris (Advocates and Solicitors). C-65 LGF, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi)
Duration of the internship:
January 2th 2014 to January 30th 2014
How big was the office? Team strength?
Office size was comfortable. The team strength was 10-15 headed by Mr. Rajnish Kumar and his Associates.
Application procedure. Internship contact details.
One can send in an e-mail to Mr. Rajnish kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org or can give in a call and apply. He will ask you some very simple questions based on general knowledge for law.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings.
The duration was from Monday to Saturday. The timings were from 09:00 am to 7:30 pm. If there was work left at the end of the day then timings would go upto 08:00 pm.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I did not have to worry about accommodation as the office is well surrounded by residence area and well managed paying guest facilities.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
The first impression was excellent. Mr. Rajnish Kumar and his associates ensured that the first day was fruitful and productive. Mr. Rajnish kumar who is the head of the team made sure that the interns got his time and attention despite his busy schedule.
The day was spent teaching us and introducing us to the nature of work and briefing on the work that would be given to the interns. Mr. Rajnish Kumar spent more than an hour on the first day by personally sitting and teaching us different aspects and procedures of law followed by a court visit to Dawarka District Court, New Delhi.
Mr. Rajiv Kumar who is the associate made sure that the interns thoroughly understood the basics of procedural laws and litigation before giving us the work.
The main task included assisting the advocates to the City Civil Courts, Magistrates Courts, Family Courts and the High Court. Other tasks given to the interns were searching for case laws, assisting in drafting of suits, affidavits, notices and client counseling etc.
Work environment, people
Work environment is absolutely friendly and any intern would find interning at this office a fruitful experience. LEX JURIS Advocates And Solicitors is an excellent place to intern for any student willing to learn. Mr. Rajnish Kumar and his associates are very friendly, polite and approachable and is always willing to teach and help.
He is definitely the smarter lawyers and is an absolute genius. It was an honor working with him. Mr. Rajnish Kumar is a perfect example of a man being humble and down to earth despite the brilliance and experience he possess. One can absolutely look upto him as a role model.
It was a wonderful experience to intern at LEX JURIS Advocates and Solicitors. Firstly, the amount of learning that took place during the tenure of the internship was vast. For example, we interns were given a set of hypothetical questions every week which dealt with different aspects of law.
After solving the questions, Mr. Rajnish Kumar would personally sit with us and discuss the answers. I, as a second year student, learnt way more than my batch-mates at the end of the internship. Second, the interns were treated with a lot of patience. Any doubts or questions were immediately answered. Third, work was always given to keep us occupied.
Bad things? (Nothing is all good)
Bad thing was NO STIPEND.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
My co-interns were my friends from law school so it was easy to get along and have fun. Mr. Rajnish Kumar and Mr. Rajiv Kumar are very friendly and made sure we had a good time interning. We were taken out for lunch once in a while and the associates are quite informal outside the capacity of work.
Anything else you’d like to tell
I recommend this firm to every law student interested in litigation and keen on learning, to intern here because this will definitely be the one of the better internships you can ask for practical knowledge.
Patience is always rewarding. That was one of the biggest lessons I learnt from Mr. Ranish Kumar.