Sunday, 14 May 2017

Shiksha Srivastava

Internship Experience@ Trust Legal, Advocates and Consultants, New Delhi

http://www.lawji.in/2017/05/internship-experience-trust-legal.html

Internship Address

Trust Legal, Advocates and Consultants, E-23 Third Floor, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi

Internship Duration
June 2016-July 2016

Application Procedure
There is an Internship Application available on the website of the firm,

I applied by mailing my application to the founder of the firm, Mr. Sudhir Mishra. His email id is also available on the website of the firm, under the head 'Contact Us'.

Internship timing
The internship began at 9:30 am and got over at around 6:30 or 7:00 pm. The timings are flexible if the work allotted to you has been completed satisfactorily.
Also, one can go out to grab a bite around lunch time and take small breaks. Again, no one would bother you if the work is being submitted on time.

First day Formalities
On the first day of the internship, the intern would be given a place at the table and would be introduced to the partners and associates. It is a small firm so there are two partners and during my period 3 associates. If the founder of the firm is present, even he would take 2 mins to interact with you and welcome you to the firm. If he isn’t present a detailed interaction would happen on some other day of the internship.
After the introduction, the interns were asked to create a separate mail account for all the office work, and the mail ids of the partners and associates were given. We were supposed to send a introduction mail to all of the ids, and we started to get work emails after that.
We were told that every day as soon as we reach we can drop a mail asking for work or go the associates in person. Also, before leaving a “work done” email has to be sent to all the associates and partners. We were also informed about the timings and shown around the office to familiarize us.

Nature of Work
The work is very wide ranging, like drafting notices, emails, contracts, but such drafting work will be done under the guidance of an associate, and only to assist the associate. All the interns tried to get such work as it provided ample learning opportunity and interactions with the associates.
Other than such drafting work, constant work in the form of researching case laws on certain topics will be given. Associates would explain to us the case which they are working on and what kind of case laws they need. Sometimes the partners gave us work in the form of research. I was asked to prepare research notes on Companies Law, Entry requirements of foreign companies, Trademark filing requirements, Sexual Harassment of Women in workplaces etc. This kind of research work too was very enlightening as we got practical knowledge of how theoretical laws are applied in real life cases.

Work Environment
The work environment is very balanced, as the interns are given freedom and flexibility to work, but also deadlines and targets which they need to adhere to. Interns get their table near in the big room where other associates sit. The partners have a different cabin and the interns are called in there if the partner needs to allot some work.
The interns all had to carry their laptops, but office wifi was open for access. They do not take more than 4 interns at a time.
Other than the work the people are very friendly. We used to have lunch with the associates and interacted freely with them. The founder of the firm too took all the interns to a lunch on one of the days of the internship. During my internship, an associate has his birthday so everyone in the office cut a cake and chocolates were given.
I also made some amazing friends on the internship, and during lunch break, we used to share food and go out to have juice and snacks.

Stipend and Certificate
Although no stipend is given, the certificate is given on the last of the internship, and they do not delay it.