Name of the Intern

Anonymous

Name of the Organization

Singhi and Company Solicitors, Ahmedabad

Duration of Internship

4 weeks.

Application Procedure

I applied through one of the associates in my previous internship and therefore didn’t face much difficulty in getting the internship.

Duration in weeks

My internship was probably for duration of 4 weeks. It used to be 6 days a week from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. Depending on the work, the working hours could be extended in the evening up to 8:00 pm.

The Saturdays were working, however, not much work used to be there on a Saturday. You have to reach by 10:00 AM at least and not later than that.

Accommodation

I stayed in a PG named Yamuna Daughters Home, on C.G. Road. I didn’t find any proper PG’s near the office so I chose to stay in this one. The distance is a tad bit too much, so one may look for the PG’s nearby.

First day formalities and impression

The office has been recently shifted and is near the High Court. The office is huge and well furnished and it occupies the four floors of the building i.e. 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floor.

Mr. Singhi has his office on the 5th floor while the associates and the interns sit on the 4th floor. There’s a separate area provided for the interns.

Furthermore there’s a library on the 3rd floor and then there’s a puny canteen on the terrace, where the entire staff has its lunch. However you need to bring your own lunch).

On my first day I got to meet Mr. Shamik Bhatt, one of the partners in the firm. He gave us a brief introduction about the firm, the reporting times and how we shall work.

He’s extremely strict with his work and expects you also to be very particular about it. However he’s very calm and poised and nice to talk to.

Main Tasks

The main works that I got to do here were-

Research work in both the areas i.e. in the litigation matters as well as in the corporate matters. As the company deals into both litigation as well as the corporate sector.

Reading case files and then doing a research work on the same case.

Court visits. You can be asked by any of the associates to accompany them to the court to follow the proceedings of the case.

At times we might also be taken for the conferences with the clients and the senior lawyers.

Work environment

The firm is divided into two teams- Team A and Team B. Team A looks after the Debt Recovery Tribunal matters while Team B looks after the High Court matters.

You may choose to work with any of the teams however you can always ask for work from the other associates as well.

I and the couple of other co-interns interned under Mr. Shamik Bhatt. He makes sure that you are occupied with some or the other work be it just reading up a particular topic or Act or with any kind of research work.

Besides this the other associates are extremely friendly and co-operative.

Thus, the work environment is extremely pleasant, moreover, because the Associates are really friendly and do not make you feel like an intern.

Good things/Bad things

To sum up, the firm really gave a good amount of exposure in the litigation field. If you’re a localite and interested in litigation, then this firm has got to be in your list.

Bad things weren’t any. Just that, do not join when the courts are closed because this being a proper litigation firm, you won’t have any work and might get disappointed.

The best things

The ambiance of the office and most importantly an amazing and a zaniest group of co-interns that I got to work with.

Lessons learned

Keep asking for work and keep yourself occupied, be it with a research work or a typing work or reading case files.

Stipend

The firm does not pays any stipend.

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