Internship @ Advocate B.M. Ganu, Mumbai: Brilliant Teacher, Great Place for Learning

Name of Organisation, City?

Advocate B.M. Ganu, Mumbai

Duration of internship? 

4 weeks.

How big was the office? Team Strength? 

The office was a very small place. He operates from a small place under where he lives.

It was him, a junior of his and a couple of other people, but he had other people assisting him with matters, although they didn’t really come to office.

Application Procedure? Internship contact details? 

I applied using a contact, however, you can call up the office and get details from the HR Department.

Timings? Number of working days per week? 

I was required to be there from 10 to 4 every day. He’s let me leave early in case there was no work.

But on days when I did have work, I would be at office till 7ish. I worked Monday through Saturday.

Accommodation: how? where? reviews? 

I stayed at home but accommodation shouldn’t be an issue if one could get in touch with a real estate agent.

First Impression? First day? Formalities? 

My first impression of the place was that it’s small, especially since you hear a lot about these swanky chambers some lawyers.

But the environment was really nice and everyone was super approachable. They also made sure you’re extremely comfortable and stuff. There were no formalities as such, sir just asked me a few questions here and there about what my aspirations are etc.

Main Tasks? 

I got a lot of research work with him. He made sure I was extremely well versed with the acts and statutes, and then taught me how to apply their various provisions correctly.

He had a lot of commentaries I could look into for clarity. He also made sure that all the matters he gave me were diverse in nature, just so that I got more exposure.

I used to help his junior draft, so at the end of my internship, I was allowed to draft a divorce petition, which was heavily edited, of course. But it was a learning experience nevertheless. Since the courts were functioning that time, I used to get to go to court pretty often, so that was fun.

Work Environment? People? 

Really helpful, super nice people. Very approachable.

Best things? 

Best things would be the work environment, of course. But also the food- some really good small food joints around his place.

Things that could’ve been better? 

More work would have been nice.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns? 

No co-interns. Chilled with the junior, mostly.

Biggest lessons? 

He was kind of a success story, so yeah, that. Big lesson there. Perseverance pays.


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