Name, College, Year
Vidhi Lalvani, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, 1st Year
Name of Organisation, Location city
Office of Mr. Raj Birbal, Senior Advocate and Ms. Raavi Birbal, Advocate
A-11, South extension Part-II, New Delhi -110049
313 Lawyers Chamber, High Court of Delhi, New Delhi-110003
Application Process with contact details
I applied for this internship through a personal contact, though one can also apply by sending application, along with your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duration of internship and timings
June 4, 2018 – July 4, 2018.
Adjustable timings for interns.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
I was introduced to the associates and interns who welcomed me and were very helpful throughout. I was then introduced to Raj Sir who is very learned and an experienced senior advocate with diverse knowledge on Industrial and Employment law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues.
Raavi Ma’am was very friendly, even though she was busy with loads of work but she made sure to interact with each one of us personally everyday and encouraged us at each and every step. She is a highly proactive specialist litigator with a wealth of practical experience gained over for more than 15 years of conducting all types of civil litigation particularly Industrial and Employment Law before the Supreme Court and other tribunals in India and also being known for her research contributions at many institutions both Nationally and Internationally. It was a pleasure to meet Sir and Ma’am.
The infrastructure includes a huge separate room for interns with wooden offices, where interns sit and work together; a rich library, where one can get a wide range of books.
Main tasks included research work pertaining to various aspects of labour, service, constitutional, commercial, company, contractual, civil, competition, taxation, Intellectual Property law, etc.. They have a vast clientele.
Raj Sir used to call the interns personally and explain the details while giving the work which helped us a lot in terms of how the research is actually done and the main points we should put our focus on.
Raavi Ma’am always suggested us the ways on how we could improve and she always tried to bring out the best in us to the best of our capabilities.
Every intern is supposed to submit their research work through electronic means, i.e., via e-mail.
Apart from research on judgments, court cases notes etc., I also assisted them in court visits to inspect the files.
Work environment and people
The work environment is great. We could approach both Sir and Ma’am directly and seek their guidance anytime. This is one of the best places to gain exposure by directly interacting with Seniors.
The associates were very co-operative and cool.
- The flexible timings
- Co-operative nature of mentors
- Flexible lunch timings
- Interesting work assignments
- Direct interaction with learned associates
There are no bad things as such. The court observed vacations during the period I interned.
For me, it was a knowledge gaining internship. I learnt that hard work pays off in the end as both Sir and Ma’am were really encouraging and appreciated the work and hence, it motivated me throughout and I loved coming to office and learning new thing every single day.
I live in Naraina, commuting by car was the most convenient for me and it used to take me 30 mins to reach office.
The office is in close proximity from Moolchand as well as AIIMS metro station. Nearest landmark in Marks and Spencer, South Extension, Part –II.