Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Vinay V, School of Law, Christ University, 2012-17

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

DSK legal / AKS Law Associates, Bangalore, 35-40 advs

Application Process with contact details

The process followed for application is to send a formal email. However now the firm has demerged and the current e-mail ID is aks@akslawassociates.com

Duration of internship and timings

October, 2012 – February, 2013.

April, 2014 – May, 2014.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Brilliantly chiseled British style barristers chamber. With walls of plush teak and rose, posh furniture, classy meeting rooms and lounges adorned with innumerable large landscape sketches and paintings with dim and warm lighting.

Welcomed by the reception, and formalities completed within half an hour’s time.

Main tasks

The office allots work to the intern based on their level of expertise, experience, skillset and areas of interest.

A first year intern would probably be allocated with basic legal research questions regarding statutory enactments and basic citations and occasional court visits that only serves as a mood lifter.

As the seniority rises, third or fourth year students may be allocated advanced legal research such as the viability of a particular petition and possible loopholes in the arguments and contentions wherein a moderate level of discretion and analytical ability is utilised and evaluated.

This is also accompanied by frequent court visits where the intern is made accustomed to the various court practices and tricks of litigation.

The final year students are also given substantial amount of drafting works such as deeds and petitions depending upon the areas of interest.

Here one may clearly choose their line of work or interest and accordingly take up works.

Work environment and people

Most of the people in the office are extremely friendly and encouraging. They would go out of the way to explain a concept and the circumstances surrounding a case situation delicately, without revealing too much confidential client data.

This is ofcourse coupled with a minimum expectation of a solid corresponding effort by the intern and the receptiveness and willingness of the intern to be open to knowledge and feedback.

They would also often discreetly and subtly test one’s abilities and suggest possible areas of interest.

Best things

Brilliant office atmosphere and encouraging people who genuinely want you to grow.

Excellent infrastructure and access to a huge library and online database.

Flexible timings and work based deadlines.

Handsome stipend for those who look forward to it.

Plenty of opportunities to network and make contacts.

Bad things

Slightly unsystematic way of working. Sometimes overburdened with work. Working on Saturdays also for half a day.

Stipend

7500

Biggest Lessons

No job is a small one. Sometimes the things they make you do may seem extremely small and insignificant. But the same shall be most vital to your practice and professional life at a later stage.

So don’t take any instruction upon your ego. Everything is a learning experience which helps you polish yourself to be one amongst the best.

Accommodation

Hometown, hence at home.

Office Timings

Flexible timings largely ranging from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening with an hour for lunch and various other tea breaks.

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