• Kakoli Nath

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE @ DR KAINTH AND ASSOCIATES, BANGALORE

· NAME OF ORGANISTAION

Dr Kainth and Associates, ‘Oak View’, G-01, Ground Floor, #14, Haudin Road, Off Ulsoor Road, Bangalore- 560 042.


· NAME OF INTERN, YEAR, COLLEGE

Sayantani Rakshit, 2nd Semester, KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore.


· DURATION

I had interned there for one month.


· APPLICATION PROCESS

I had sent an email to prem@drkainthandassociates.com and had received a reply within a week.


· FIRST DAY FOMALITY

I was asked to report at the office at 9 a.m. sharp. I was made to sit in the reception for while although the numerous legal magazines stacked there kept me busy. I was taken to meet Mr Prem Sai, under whom I would be working and after a few basic questions, I was given a tour of the office and also introduced to the other lawyers.


· INFRASTRUCTURE

The office is small but cosy with wooden floors and glass windows and doors. The office was the first two floors of the huge building. Through the entrance is the reception which leads to the room where I was given my cubicle to work on. The room ended with a small place for puja and the kitchen. Mr Prem Sai along with the other lawyers and the meeting room were upstairs.


· MAIN TASK

My main assignment was to write a research paper on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and submit it by the end of my internship. However, I was allotted work on a daily basis on a range of topics that included studying on the principles of Natural Justice, working on cases related to Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Workplace (POSH) and Cyber Laws. Often I was asked to make various presentations on the given topics and was asked to comment on certain cases. My work was mainly concentrated on research as it was a corporate law firm.


· WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PEERS

Kainth and Associates is a small law firm. This meant that the interns are given a lot of individual attention and care. I was the only intern there for that month and I was especially taken care of by everyone. The environment of the firm was extremely calm and everyone working there gets along well like a family. I was able to approach anyone in case I needed some help or guidance. The rows of books filling up the walls were a delight for a bookworm like me and whenever I had bit of free time, I would pick a book and start reading it. A tradition I particularly love about this firm was that during lunch break, everyone would come together. I too, was invited every single day to sit with the whole group and have lunch. This was the time everyone lost their lawyer like seriousness and relaxed a bit by talking about their families, colleges or even movies.


· STIPEND

I was paid ₹ 1500 at the end of the month along with my certificate.


· BEST THINGS

The best thing about my internship was how easily I could approach anybody for help and was never turned away. They always made sure my doubts were cleared. However, from a non-law perspective, what I enjoyed the most about the firm would surely have to be the morning fresh filter coffee and evening tea. They gave me the boost for the work ahead.


· WORST THING

There was nothing that I found bad about the while setup.


· OFFFICE TIMIMG

Kainth and Associates is extremely punctual and when they say they will start at 9 a.m. they mean that. For me the office timing was 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I was told in the beginning that I might need to stay back till 6 or 6.30 if the work demanded so. However, that never happened.


· ACCOMMODATION

I didn’t have a problem with accommodation as I used to take two metros from the hostel and then it was a 10 minute walk. However, for someone who is coming from outside Bangalore, there are a number of PGs in the area surrounding the firm.


· OTHER INFORMATION

I would recommend interning at Kainth and Associates if you are interested in Intellectual Property as the firm specializes in IPR.

SUBMITTED BY-

Sayantani Rakshit

KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore

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