Name of College, Year of Study
Army Institute of Law, 4th year
Name of Organization, Location (city), Team Strength
Legal Directioners, Delhi, One partner, one advocate
There was no such team concept but the interns were often given the same topic to research on and the best research work was recognized and praised for.
C-62 (Lower Ground Floor), East of Kailash, New Delhi
Application process is simple, you have to apply 2 or 3 months prior to the date of commencement of your internship.
Send them a formal letter attached with CV.
Then they will confirm the same via email and also they will call you later to confirm your internship.
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of Internship and Timings
The timing is usually 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m .Though if the work load was more we used to stay till 8:00 p.m. Saturdays are off, so Fridays get hectic.
First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure
If you are looking for a firm with state of art infrastructure this is not the place. It is a small firm with one office for the Partner, one for the advocate, one for the interns and one for the clients though the offices are comfortable enough.
On the first day I met Miss Navroop Bhatia who is the firm’s advocate. She is very friendly and would ask you about your areas of interest and give you work accordingly.
The partner usually comes around 3 and checks up on the day’s work and commends you on your hard work and also will point out your mistakes and tell you ways to rectify them.
On the first day I was asked to do a comparative analysis on the Companies Act 1956 and Companies Act 2013. After that I was asked to work on trademark search reports.
They take three or four interns at a time. Main tasks were to work on trademark search reports, research on insurance policies related topics and research on a whole lot of topics under the insurance and banking law.
We were also made to look into the FICCI, SEBI and IRDA guidelines for a variety of topics.
Of all the things, there is no scope of having a boring day at the firm because the topics given for research are very interesting though the exact material required out of the research may not be adequately explained to the interns.
Work environment and people
Working environment was good with students from different colleges.
The best bit about the firm is that since the partner and the advocate pay personal attention to all interns, all your hard work will be appreciated and you will be allowed a lot of scope to improve as regards your drafting skills, contract reviewing skills.
A strict deadline following system is maintained which inculcates a disciplined way of working.
The partner Mr. Nishant is very learned and takes personal interest in your work and reviews them every day. At the end of each week you will be given a report of your performance that week.
The bad bit is that you usually get the same type of work and unless you aren’t really into the subject, it can get boring. There are going to be days where there is less work and you do is order Chai and rolls which is in the next block and tastes pretty well.
Where to Stay
For residents Delhi, if you take a metro till Kailash colony or Moolchand the office is at a time space of 10-15 minutes whereas if you aren’t from Delhi then a good amount of PG’s are available in Lajpat Nagar and Greater Kailash at decent prices.
What Else is Around
There is a help at the office who will get you orders while you work. You can order from the food pamplets in office or you can go to the next block market and have chai, rolls, lunch etc. at reasonable prices.
Also the Lajpat nagar market is a 10 minutes distance by rickshaw which takes Rs. 20 and you can eat there too.