Name. College. Year of Study
Rounak Nayak. SDM Law College, Mangalore. Fourth year.
Name of the Organization. City
Holla Associates, Bangalore.
Duration of Internship.
1st July to 1st August. Four Weeks.
All you have to do is send in an email along with your CV attached to it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You will get a reply soon. In case, there is no response from the Firm, please call them up. There is no interview as such. They select you as per your CV.
Working days. Timings.
The interns have to work only 5 days a week, although the interested ones do turn up on the 6th day, too. The interns have to work for 8 hours including the court visits and the lunch hour. So, it’s a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Firm doesn’t provide you accommodation. That’s something you have to manage by yourself here. I stayed at my relatives place. But there is no dearth of PG’s in Bangalore.
The office is just a 2 minute walk from the Majestic Bus Stop. So, I would suggest the interns to opt for a PG near Lalbagh.
First Day at Office.
First Impression is the last impression, they say. The same happened here. I still have the same impression about the Office that I had the very first time entered the office on the first day.
I found the office a little too small, going by the name, but it was spacious enough for the Associates as well as the interns. There was a separate room for the interns, where we worked, along with the chit-chat. So, working was fun from the very first day.
Although, Sir looked like he’d pull my kidney out the very next minute and put me to death, he was very sweet and casual.
There were around 6 interns, and that’s something really fun to work with. I however don’t believe too many cooks spoil the broth. Even if they do, who’s cooking here. Too many law students certainly improve the efficiency of the Firm.
What kind of work do you have to do?
It being mainly an IPR Firm, most of the cases would range from trademark to copyright. Initially, the interns were just asked to read the cases, but after 2 days, we were made to ‘type’ a lot of petitions and written statements.
Finding case laws for the Associates was also a part of our work, which was fun and competitive as there were quite a lot of interns.
Moreover, we had to fill the Vakalatnama and file the petitions most of the time. Other than the usual intern work, clerical work was also allotted to the interns, which was quite fun, too.
Work Environment. People.
The associates are jolly much, and they end up gossiping and cracking jokes with you along with the work that lies ahead. Basically, everyone here are good at Multi-tasking.
Most of the time, the interns go to the court in the morning and get back during the lunch hour. The real work for most of the interns who go to the court starts after the lunch hour.
There are few senior associates who are experienced and elite, but they are kids at heart. They treat you like you’ve been with them for years.
Fun other than Office?
This place was certainly different from the rest of the places I’ve interned at. The firm was flooded with interns and that was one thing to be happy about.
Even if you don’t know anyone in Bangalore, there would be loads of interns coming from different parts of the country who wouldn’t let you feel lonely for even a second.
Or maybe, I was lucky enough. Bangalore is quite famous for it’s South Indian delicacies, but you’d get all sort of food you can think of. Brigade road and MG Road has quite a lot of places to chill. Moreover, Koramangala is quite a good place to hangout, too.
They didn’t used to pay stipend before, but I’ve heard a couple of interns saying they’ve been paid on the scale of their work.
This place is quite chilled out, yet you learn a lot. The work isn’t too much to be overburdened with. And however, the interns aren’t allotted too much of work. They’re taught a lot of things, though.
On every Saturday, there would be a presentation on IPR by Mr. Holla, which was one of the best part of the internship. I would advise the students to give it a go.