Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Anonymous

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Anand and Anand, Noida

Application Process with contact details

You have to send your CV with a cover letter to sangeeta@anandandanand.com at least 3-4 months before the required internship duration.

You need to follow up with phone calls and remind them that, well, you exist!

Duration of internship and timings

May 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The building was quite good, not what I had expected though from a big law firm as the name suggests. The interns had to report by 10 AM on the first day. The receptionist guides you to the conference room where you are supposed to sign certain NDAs, choose your department among patent, trademark or litigation. Then you are shown to the interns’ area in the basement and will get a call from your department whenever they have work.

Main tasks

As I was in the litigation department, I got different kinds of work every time. It could be research on major issues or drafting legal notices for potential infringes.

You could be asked to provide them with a research in an hour or even less at times, so you have to have good researching skills. It was mainly research work but I also got to draft 2 legal notices and even some arguments for one of the associates. Preparing case briefs was also one of the tasks we got.

At times there was so much work that we had to run around the entire office and at other times, there was no work at all and we would just be sitting in the interns’ room (which was very very rare).

Other of my co-interns in the trademark and patents department mainly got research work only.

Work environment and people

The work environment at Anand and Anand was really good. The associates were really sweet and ready to help you whenever required instead of shouting at you for getting something wrong or not understanding it at all. Every now and then you would see them talking around and ordering food from the nearby outlets.

Even the staff at Anand and Anand, be it the guard or the guy in the copying room, is very friendly and would smile every time you see them. Also, the partners were also really helping and understanding, including the managing partner. He personally gave all the interns some or the other work.

Best things

Well, one of the best things of interning at Anand and Anand could be that you get to learn a lot. For someone (like me) who loves IPR and everything related, this is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow as a student as well as a future IPR lawyer.

Another great thing is that you get a separate area exclusively for the interns, which means you can take rest for a while or even use your phones. Pantry, you need to pay for the lunch or snacks and the vending machine are at the basement itself which is a plus. The coffee machine works as a blessing in disguise when you have to stay up late or are exhausted with everything.

P.S.: The tag of Anand and Anand also works great on the CV.

Bad things

The pay at Anand is not all that great in comparison to the work you get. Also it is difficult to locate it at first because there is no signboard outside the office or even near it.

Stipend

Rs. 2500/month

Biggest Lessons

No field is easy or a cakewalk. You have to work hard to get something, even if that means working till 2-3 at night (as an intern) because, well, that is life.

Overall Rating

8

Accommodation

I stayed at my relative’s place in greater noida and it took me around 25-30 mins to commute.

But one can easily get a PG around Sector-18, Noida or nearby. Sector 18 metro station is the closest one.

Office Timings

9:30 am  – 6:30 pm.

No one is generally in the office by the time so it can extend upto maybe 15-20 minutes. But there is no strict adherence to the 6:30 PM thing. If there is some urgent work, you might have to stay up late, even 12 AM, specially in the litigation department where there is truckloads of work.

PS: Girls get a cab from office to home after 8:30 PM and from office to nearest metro station after 6:30 PM.

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