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Internship Experiences, The Law

Internship Experience at Praxis Counsel, New Delhi

By: Ananya Goswami, 4th Year, Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, GGSIPU, New Delhi.

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Praxis Counsel, Advocates and Solicitors, M-15, South Extension-II, New Delhi has two partners, Mr. Matrugupta Mishra and Ms. Shikha Ohri Vashishth along with three associates, Ms. Pratiksha Chaturvedi, Mr. Samyak Mishra and Mr. Aman Sheikh.

Application Process with contact details

I applied through a contact but you can also send your cv to the front desk.

Duration of internship and timings

May, 2020 to June, 2020

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

It was not really my first day at Praxis as I have previously interned with them back in June’19 and January 2020 respectively. Ordinarily, on the first day, you are introduced to the associates first and then the Partners. The office is very spacious and beautiful. Usually, there are 4-6 interns but this time due to COVID-19 I was the only intern. The office staff and the clerks are very friendly and helpful. The coffee from the pantry is amazing (Just putting it out there!). 

There are no formalities as such but you need to fill out a form usually in the first week of your internship in which you have to mention your details along with the period of internship. 

The office is as I said earlier very spacious. The locality in which it is located is very safe as it is a residential area. If you travel by metro then take the pink line and exit from gate no. 3, South ex metro, and from there it’s only a 5-minute walk.

Office Timings

The usual office timings are 10-7 but if one has some urgent work then one has to stay back.

Main tasks

Praxis Counsel is Electricity litigation based firm and that is why the main tasks revolve around Electricity laws. The interns are given research work on various central and state electricity rules and regulations. The research work also includes competition law, arbitration, and contract law at times.

Besides research work, interns are assigned the drafting of various legal documents and also assist the associates with the drafting of Petitions, Appeals, etc. The interns also accompany the Partners and the Associates to CERC, APTEL, High Court of Delhi, and Supreme Court of India.

Work environment and people

The working environment is one of the best things about this firm. The friendly environment and the welcoming approach of the Partners and Associates of the firm help the intern to learn better. The partners as well as the associates are extremely humble and are always there to help. The most important thing that I have learned there is that the atmosphere of the workplace really affects your productivity. The lively atmosphere at the office has helped me to grow and polish my skills. 

Best things

Again, the working environment and the friendly nature of everyone in the office. All the people at the firm are always ready to clear your doubts even if it is something very small. You can also ask the doubts n number of times and they will still explain to you with great enthusiasm. If you are a Bollywood fan then you must have a chat over coffee with Matru sir and Pratiksha ma’am. There is no dull day in the office! Matru sir is always ready for a great conversation and you never have to worry about the topic as he knows something about everything. My favorite time of the day would be lunch as everyone be it the Partners or the interns eat together in the conference room and talk about anything and everything. You will never feel left out of the conversation.

Bad things

There is nothing bad as such at Praxis.

Biggest Lessons

Active participation is the key to have a better learning experience. If you are eager to learn then, they are definitely ready to teach you, and if you still do not understand then do not hesitate to ask again.

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