Name of Organisation, City?
Advocate Rajan Narain,
Jeevan Vihar Building 1st Floor (Rear Entrance)
3, Parliament Street, New Delhi
Duration of internship?
How big was the office? Team Strength?
The office isn’t very big. All the walls have built-in bookshelves which means you’ll probably roam around the entire office searching for a book. There are almost 15 associates who all work for Rajan Sir.
Application Procedure? Internship contact details?
I sent an application at firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a response the same day and a telephonic interview was scheduled. Rajan Sir personally conducts these interviews. There was also a rapid fire round 😛
Timings? Number of working days per week?
A working day starts at 10 a.m. and extends till 7 p.m., though you can leave early if you are finished with your work. Saturdays are not working, but sometimes you may have to go to court to attend certain proceedings.
Accommodation: how? where? reviews?
I live in Delhi, however, Rajan Sir provides you with contacts of PGs and hostels that will accept you 🙂
First Impression? First day? Formalities?
If Rajan Narain Sir is not in the office, he calls up at the office phone to talk to the new interns and will assign you work ,then and there.
You need to get your court passes made on the first day so that you don’t miss out on attending proceedings.
i. to attend court proceedings.
ii. to read briefs and files.
iii. To do legal research through books and through law software.
iv. to attend conferences with clients and conferences with Senior Advocates.
v. to ask questions about law and career and to have discussions with lawyers.
vi. to attend seminars relating to law.
Work Environment? People?
Rajan Sir is very temperamental, so do not take his scolding to heart. He means well and he is also a very good teacher and clears all the doubts an intern might have.
The associates are very friendly as most of them are quite young.
I had a lot of drafting work, which helped me improve my drafting skills majorly.
The office deals with a number of high profile cases too- we spent a day at The Leela, meeting with some Korean clients and helping ourselves to the open buffet 😛
What did you do to chill? Co-interns?
There are usually a lot of interns so you never feel lonely. Andhra Bhavan and other small eateries are nearby where most interns go for lunch. Popcorn and coffee is also served in the evenings.
I got a first hand experience of what a litigation firm is like. There is always a lot of paperwork, so if someone’s looking to learn lots of drafting, this is the place to be.