Online Internship Experience at Kith and Kin Law Firm: Research, Drafting, Due Diligence and Article Writing Work

Name, College and Year of Study

Ahaan Raizada, Symbiosis Law School Pune, 2nd Year, 4th Semester, BA LLB.

Organisation and Address

Kith and Kin Law Firm

The main office is located at Block no 25, House no 2, Old Rajender Nagar, New Delhi, 110060.

Nature & Duration of Internship

Virtual Internship from 5th May 2020 to 5th June 2020.

Application Procedure

You have to send your CV to them at kithandkinattorneys[at]gmail.com. After that, they will revert to you with a list of topics for article writing. You will have to write an article of minimum 1500 words on the assigned topics and on the basis of the article, they select you.

Office Timings

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM but being a work from the home internship, the hours were flexible and could extend beyond the given time depending on the amount of work at hand.

First Day Impression

The first-day things started off instantly. There are 3 partners at the firm being Saurabh, Sugam and Harsh sir and 2 associates Ankur sir and Sakshi ma’am. They had created a Whatsapp group for with us interns for easy communication. The first day I was given research work by Sugam sir and trademark-related search work by Saurabh sir.

Main Tasks

Interns were required to assist different partners on different tasks. Each partner specialized in a different area and we had to work with all. Work was mainly in the nature of research, drafting different documents, article writing and conducting other due diligence as required.

Interns were expected to submit the deadlines in a timely manner. Drafting work included drafting consumer complaints, notices under 138 NI Act, trademark prosecution documents, RTIs and other miscellaneous documents.

Work Environment

The work environment was at home so it was a comfortable environment. The interaction with the partners and associates was quite frequent and partners were always open to help with any doubts, clarifications etc. Partners assign work to interns simultaneously so it is important to let the partners know in advance in case there is a need for an extension in case of clashing deadlines.

Best Things

The best thing was that the partners were very receptive and were always willing to help. They would always take out time to explain things and were always willing to clarify doubts and help the interns. All the partners and associates were also very friendly and respectful. The feedback given at all times was honest and constructive.

Even on Sundays, partners would call and interact with interns not just about the internship but also mentor and counsel interns. The partners were young and thus establishing a connection with them was easy and they always made me feel comfortable in speaking my opinions and approaching them for any doubts or concerns.

Bad Things

No bad thing as such. For a virtual internship experience, it was great and fruitful exposure.

Stipend

Performance-based stipend depends on your performance and attitude towards work.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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