Lorraine Mariam Philip a final year BLS/LLB student of Children Welfare Centre Law College, Malad West, Mumbai.
Kanga & Company, 1st Floor, Readymoney Mansion, 43 Veer Nariman Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001. I got the mail id and other details from lawctopus site and applied randomly. I was selected the day I had send my resume to a partner of the firm.
She called me for a interview at the earliest. I worked with Kanga from june 1st 2015 to 31st August 2015. Normally people get in kanga through reference but luckily I was selected without any refernce or contact of anyone.
On my first day I was introduced to my fellow interns and other associates. One of the Associate then took the interns to Debt Recovery Tribunal. It was my first day in a court proceeding. Later I was given case papers to read and make synopsis for the same.
Everyday was a new challenge and I learned everyday a new thing. I got the opportunity to visit and appear in High Court, City Civil Court, Consumer Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal and attend Arbitration Proceedings. I was taught how to draft an Affidavit of Evidence and Affidavit of Service.
The timings were a big issue for me as I stayed far from the place of my work. The timings were not flexible but my seniors always assured that I reached home safely. I was working with the litigation department and we did not have exact time for lunch or snacks but one could have anything at anytime there were no restrictions.
The office had a small pantry where one could get tea, coffee, and variety of biscuits to choose from, the staff were really helpful and polite. Hari Unlce’s chai was loved by all in our office even the clients loved his service. We had stenograhers to help with the drafting work. They were really helpful and co-operative.
I learned a lot from this internship, this was my first internship ever and I would always cherish it for my life. I am really thankful to lawctopus and its team members for being such a wonderful source of help to students like me who have nobody to guide.
Best and Bad things
There is good and bad everywhere and anywhere we go, it is upon us to decide whether we want to live with the bad experiences or we want to move ahead in life with the good waiting for us in future.
The bad experiences will make one stronger and one should not take it in a negative manner. This is what I learned from my Internship. I made pretty good friends in the office and got in contact with eminent lawyers who were our councils for different cases.
My monthly stipend was Rs. 1500/-
The stipend was not an issue for me personally as my aim was to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible.
Any Other Thing
I would recommend all law students to do their internship during their course of studies as this is the time when one can learn the most. By doing such internships we get a clear picture as to which field best suits for our career.