Name of Organisation, City :
Chamber of Adv. Aditya Wadhwa, Delhi
Duration of the internship, Timings:
Duration:3 weeks in April-May, 2015. Timings:10:00 AM to around 7:00 or 8:00 PM (may vary according to the urgency of the work that you have been allotted on that particular day).
Application procedure. Internship contact details:
Emailed my CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a reply almost instantly.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I was staying at my relatives’ place. However, there are a number of decently priced PGs, etc. available in and around Kalkaji.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office was big enough to accommodate 8-10 interns and 6-7 lawyers. When I interned, there were 5 lawyers and 2 paralegals. However, I came to know that two more associates will be joining in July, 2015.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.:
The office staff was very generous. Since few of my batch-mates were already present at the office when I reached, I was quite comfortable from the word go.
The collection of books in the library was quite extensive and therefore impressive. The office was also very well furnished and fully air conditioned. The WiFi speed was quite good. In short, the first impression was quite good.
Interns were given some decent research and drafting work. For instance, I was asked to research on and draft a reply, a writ, and an opinion. Some of my co-interns got to work on the NJAC petition. Interns were also asked to attend client meetings, accompany attorneys to the court, etc.
Work environment, people:
The work environment is brilliant. The associates are considerate and highly professional. All the attorneys had quite a lot of work to do more often than not. However, they were always ready to help any of the interns who needed it. Most importantly, all the lawyers in the office are pretty keen on teaching the interns.
Best Things at the internship:
The interns are treated just like the associates. Moreover, you always have the option of taking Civil Law related work from Anirudh Sir (Aditya Wadhwa Sir’s brother).
However, the best part was that I interned with 6 of my batchmates which made the internship even more fun. Also, the office staff is considerate enough to get you some tea or coffee whenever you ask for it.
Sometimes I had to work till quite late and therefore it became quite difficult for me to go back to my relatives’ place. I had to book an Ola on some instances. However, Aditya Wadhwa Sir used to personally drop any of the female interns whenever they got late.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues:
As I have already said, all of my co-interns were my batchmates. We used to chill at a number of eateries. There were quite a few of them within a 0.5 KM radius.
Any Other Thing:
I would like to say, all in all, it is a very decent place to intern under Adv. Aditya Wadhwa. More so, if you are particularly interested in Criminal Law.