Internship Experience @ Adv. Renu Gupta, Delhi: Commercial Litigation, Legal Drafting, Court Visits, Organised Work Environment

Name, College, year:

Srishti Jain, 4th year law student at Vivekananda Institute of  Professional Studies, Delhi.

Organisation and address:

Chambers of Adv. Renu Gupta, at D- 327 Defence Colony.

Duration of the internship:

6 weeks (20th May- 30th June)

The timings are 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. from Sunday to Friday as Saturdays are off.

Only in cases of urgent work the office might be open on Saturdays as well, but then the leave is adequately taken care of in the upcoming week.

Application procedure, internship and contact details:

To apply for an internship with Ma’am the internship application should be sent at [email protected].

The application should be sent at-least 6 months in advance as there are numerous  law students striving to intern with Ma’am owing to the optimum quality of work and the tacit knowledge of Ma’am which is very useful for interns.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression:

My first day was not an idle or an orientation day as all other internships rather it was a day where I was after being introduced to all others was allotted my workspace and a research work.

Since it was a Sunday and the courts were closed the day was a bit relaxed only in those terms. I was amazed by the library at the office and the way each and everything was so particularly arranged.

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office is situated in the basement at the above mentioned address. Ma’am is an independent litigator with a team of interns and associates.

Main tasks:

The main tasks at the office were related to commercial litigation. For law students like us who aspire to have an internship inclusive of all kinds of work like research, drafting, expressing your own opinion on a particular case etc.

This is an incontestable place to intern at.

My main tasks included research on various aspects of the Arbitration Act, The Contract Act, C.P.C. 1908, The Indian Evidence Act etc.

I also drafted various Execution Petitions, Affidavits of evidence, prepared case briefs etc. We also used to accompany ma’am at the various courts and tribunals including the Delhi High Court, The NCDRC, The NGT etc, where we were always insisted by Ma’am to attend the proceedings and gather all the knowledge that we could.

Work environment, people:

The work environment was very disciplined and organised. Ma’am is particular not only about the work but even the way it is done, the way everything is arranged at the office, the time for a given work etc.

The associates at the office are also cheerful and very helpful throughout the day. The environment is the best one should expect at a law office inclusive of all elements for an appropriate work environment.

We always used to have lunch together at the office which used to be a time when discussions apart from work took place. We were also taken out for a delicious office lunch during the internship to refresh and rejuvenate ourselves.

Best things?

This was an amazing internship one could expect. The type of work given and the feedback upon it with Ma’am keeping a regular track of work were the best things during the internship.

Bad things?

None.

Stipend/ month:

Rs. 7500/- [per month]

Biggest Lessons:

Don’t give up on any work allotted to you, work hard and you’ll be able to achieve it.

Accommodation, commuting to office:

I am a resident of Delhi so accommodation was not an issue, otherwise for people from outside Delhi they can find adequate accommodation facilities in the nearby areas of Lajpat Nagar, Moolchand, Defence Colony etc.

The office is immensely comfortable in terms of metro connectivity as it is just situated at a 5 minutes walking distance from the Lajpat Nagar Metro Station.

 

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