Vikky Kumar a 3rd-year student at the Central University of South Bihar shares his experience at Vidhi Associates. The best thing about the firm was that there was a lot to learn and I was treated as an associate, not as an intern.
Name of Organization and address
Vidhi Associates “A Law Firm”; Dukhan Ram Plaza, Flat No. 402, 4th floor, Block A, above Karnataka Bank, Exhibition Rd, Patna, Bihar 800001.
Duration of internship and timings
29th May 2018 to 18th June 2018
I did my internship in 2nd Year. The internship was for three weeks; Mondays to Friday were working days. (Saturday and Sunday off) Interns were supposed to report office at 10:30 A.M. along with laptop and pen drive and leave at 04:30 P.M.
About office, team strength and infrastructure
Vidhi Associates is a registered law firm which provides legal services throughout pan India having a strong team of lawyers, consultants spread throughout the country. It has two branches one is at Patna another one is at Ranchi.
The team consists of 20 members. There are three partners one senior and two joint partners. There are seven senior Associate and ten associate. There are also some clerk and office assistant.
The infrastructure is accommodating and well organized. The office is fully air-conditioned and has various amenities like wifi.
Application Process and contact details
Mobile: 7260892014, 7260892019
Since my relatives are at Patna so accommodation was not a problem but there are many PG’s available in Boring Road, and OYO rooms in Exhibition Road, Gandhi Maidan, and near to Fraser Road at affordable price.
First impression and first-day formalities
On the first day of my internship at Vidhi Associates, I reported at 10:30 A.M., met one of the associates Ms. Meghna Sharma, she assigned me a work to read a case file and draft a case brief of it. After that Draft, I was asked to make a Written Statement for the same. Everyone at the office was very humble and welcoming. They explained about the work culture and the work which would be given to deal with.
The main tasks included drafting, research work, Bail Applications etc. on Civil and Criminal matters.
You may also be asked for your opinion on certain legal issues involved in the drafting of legal documents. I was asked to draft affidavits, prepare legal notices, updates of MIS, reply to client queries, finding answers to legal issues, find precedents and prepare arguments.
There’s a lot to be learnt from these exercises and you are encouraged to put your own views forward. This has truly been very enriching for me and I have learnt a lot about the basics of litigation just by the discussions.
Work environment and people
The work environment is truly healthy. They never hesitated in making me understand any legal issues and problems when it was difficult for me to understand.
The best thing about the firm was that there was lot to learn and I was treated as an associate not as an intern. Besides this, they also gave a break at 1:30 P.M. for 45 min which may extend.
The only bad thing is that the firm will accommodate too many interns at a time and the office is small
I got to learn the practical aspect of law. It made me realise that the Practical Knowledge of Law has to be harnessed along with theoretical learning.