How to get best Internships..without contacts.

How to get best Internships..without contacts.

when in law school every law student dreams of getting best of internships, but this dream gets shattered for most of them who think best of internships can only to those who have contacts. Well this is a myth, because of this many law student don’t even to try.

Here are some of the tips which would help you get best of internships, Now when I am talking about best of internship I also mean the quality work which would help you to develop skills not just the brand name.

Choose your area..

A lot of people are confused which area they want internship, this is because a lot of venues and areas available. In first year of law school NGO internship is the best, while 2nd year on wards internship in legal area of interest is beneficial choose 5, in the end a student must choose an area where he eventually wants to land up. Remember in final year only the chances of PPO is far greater than any other years. If you are confused about the area of internships between corporate or litigation read this

contact contact..

How to contact your potential firm , the firm where you wish to do internship at first write them a mail 2-3 months in advance with your cover letter and credentials, well if you don’t have credentials build those first, like learn drafting, there are various courses available, learn legal research here NGO internship would come handy which you would do in your first year, elaborate area of research and the other important skill is debate, take part rigorously in debating and mooting and write these credentials, highlight them, chances of response would become high. Apply at least 5 firms a day start as early as 2-3 months before you want to get internship. 100% you would land up in good firm. Use LinkedIn to contact the key persons who will give you internship, rigorously followup with them, even if they say no try again after some time.

Persistence..

If you do not get a response don’t loose hope, try again after some time or after a semester, the more you try more are the chances to land up in a great firm.

Focus on good internship

If you are not getting internship of your choice don’t make bad choices as they would be waste of time and you will also loose good internships during that time.

How to Start your own law firm-Straight out of law school.

Starting a law firm straight out of law school seems like a crazy idea, for those who think its not possible then read on this article is for you to clear all your doubts. Having an Independent legal practice is a dream of many people but the dream is often shrouded in doubts when one think of having a law firm the following doubts do come into everybody mind. Now let me clear all these doubts with logical answers.

1.  Its too early to start?

Everybody thinks its too early to start, just out of law school want to start his own firm, crazy idea right!!, but let me tell you one thing, you did lot of internships during your law school, you have a fair idea what the work gonna be like, Ok now when you know a faint idea what the work will be like, you can do it. remember you can be a junior throughout your life and think “its too early”, now this is more crazier. Ok I concede that 8-10 months of junior ship is required but this you could have done in your law school,if you have done this then read on, if not then do it for 10 months not more than that. remember start learning from day 1 read books commentary etc soon you will be years ahead.

2. I don’t have experience?

Remember you would never have an experience until you start handling cases independently simple as that, even Ram Jethmalani did not had experience when he started so you are not an exception, handle your first case, keep a focus on first case handle it well, so it means you have started. This means you started gaining experience. Start with a small case, these days consumer cases are plenty and very easy to handle, focus on this then leap into the civil side, for corporate side people in corporate side you can do research for new startups and help them obtain licenses like service tax, pan, vat, ESIC etc to start with, but remember its more important to start.

3. I don’ have clients?

Ya true straight out of law school no one will come to you, but this is your myth a client need a lawyer who can solve his problem thats it. If you are the one who can solve his problem it does not matter if you have experience or not, anyways he is not checking your biodata. Focus on single client and do his work efficiently you will get more.

4. I don’t have money for office?

In initial years you can meet client at their place, they would love to have a meeting at their places, remember the more you be comfortable with client the more he will care for you. Have a meeting at his place, if you don’t have money for office doesn’t matter remember great companies and firms started in garages->”Apple”, Microsoft”, money is a secondary thing the first one is good quality work for client.

5.I don’t have uncle lawyer or contacts?

This is the biggest myth which would stop you, you don’t need any uncle or contacts, you need knowledge and good relationship with client, you need friends tell them you started off independently then see how many of them become your first set of clients, do their work with quality soon you will get another set, There will be tough times in which you wont get enough work but that is a temporary phase, you don’t need contact you need communication and socialization a strong clientele will follow soon. Remember focus on first set of clients i.e your friends and relatives. For corporate clients you need socialization in social corporate circles, got to events, conferences meet new people, be active on social media have a blog. soon people will contact you and you yourself will have contacts.

Also read. young-lawyers-dreaming-of-solo-legal-practice

 

Having your own law firm is the greatest thing you will do in your life. great things comes at a price and that price is”courage.”

For any help feel free to contact me

Adv.Nitish Banka

nitish@lexspeak.in

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