Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Advani and Co. – Barristers and Solicitors,
Ground Floor, 268 (Business India Complex), Masjid Moth, Uday Park,
South Extension – II, New Delhi,
The office consists of 2 partners, 4 associates and 2 secretaries
I interned at Advani and Co. Delhi in my third year. The process of application is quite simple. I sent my cover letter specifying the dates I wanted the internship for along with my CV to Shashank Garg’s ID (He is a partner so I would advise that the cover letter be carefully drafted).
His id : firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of internship and timings
My internship was initially scheduled to begin from 5th November 2013, but I got it rescheduled to begin from 13th November because the dates of my moot got shifted to a previous date.
I wrote Shashank Sir a mail and he responded immediately saying I got reschedule the internship to begin from a later date. (Honestly , the partners are quite nice and accommodating generally).
Thus my internship began on 13th November 2013 – 5th December 2013.
Official timings were 10:00 – 6:30 pm [ I was never asked to stay later than 7].
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
The first day after filling out my initial details [My name , Name of College, Duration of internship], I was given the wifi password and immediately assigned drafting work.
As an intern I was made to sit in the centre of the office with other interns/ or in the conference room.
There were office systems but I preferred using my laptop. [Advani and Co. being a law firm obviously require their interns to maintain confidentiality but is not crazy about it like other firms and allows usage of laptops]
Its a small but comfortable office and has a small library which has authorities on most subjects. [The library could be improved though]
The tasks assigned to me consisted mostly of researching and drafting notes, reading the case files and briefing the partners/associates about the case, accompanying the partner to court hearings.
Since there were 6-7 interns, and 2 partners who were the ones assigning the tasks, the work had to be distributed between 6-7 interns and though I got good work and there were times I was sitting absolutely free.
Work environment and people
The work environment at Advani and Co., Delhi is nice, you are served coffee/tea in the morning. There are lots of places nearby to eat so food is not an issue. The partners as mentioned before are nice and approachable and so are the associates.
1. Not much work but good work.
2. You get to work under the partners.
3. Plenty of places to eat nearby.
There is not much work. Since I was working on a paper and had other stuff to do, it was an ideal “chilled out ” internship for me. If I didn’t have other things to do [ or if I didn’t have amazing co -interns] , I would have been terribly bored.
I realised that I should have done this internship in my 2nd year. It would be an ideal mix of not too much work but a decent introduction to company law, arbitration law, constitutional law , etc.
Any Other Thing
My advice would be to undertake this internship either in the second year or at a time before a moot/paper submission so that you can easily work on your own assignments and work on the work given by the partners as well.