Pioneer Legal Internship 2021 Application, Experience

In this article, we will talk about LLB Internship at Pioneer Legal for the year 2021, the application process, selection criteria and the various practice areas you may get to experience at the firm.

This article is part of the 'Best Law Firms for Internship’ series, where we look at the top and notable firms from across various areas of practice. This series is partly based on how the firms are positioned in various legal rankings, industry awards and recognitions.

Internships are an excellent opportunity to get a first-hand experience on how a law firm operates. They can also offer a working overview of the various practice areas and sectors. You can see that the practice of law goes much beyond text-books and case laws.

Students should also make use of their time at the firm to delve into the 'nuts-and-bolts' of legal practice; such as drafting documents, various types of filings, summarizing cases, preparing briefs and legal research.

Year of Establishment and Office Locations

Established in the year 2019,  the legal firm Pioneer Legal operates from or has their offices in :

Normally, established law firms have working associations, referral relationships and 'best friend' agreements with other firms; which enables them to render services on a pan-India basis.

LawMint Note : In general, law firms may offer internship opportunities at all their office locations. However, bigger locations may see a higher demand for internship. Your flexibility, in terms of location preference, may increase the probability of your selection.

'Best Law Firms for Internship' categories in 2021

Pioneer Legal features in the list of the Top Law Firms for Internship in the following practice areas listed below, for the year 2021.

While we have specifically highlighted Pioneer Legal law firm's expertise in the below mentioned practice areas, they may offer a wider range of legal services, as mentioned further down in this article.

Practice areas where the firm is recognized as one of the best places for internship :

Normally, law firms the applicants to mention their area of interest in the cover letter or the application form. Before expressing interest in any of the practice areas, students should have a basic understanding and awareness of the topics and the underlying laws.


Check out the LawMint Internship Basics online courses and the videos on our YouTube channel for an overview of the various specialized practice areas.

About Pioneer Legal

Pioneer Legal’s client list includes private equity players, venture capital and investor funds like True North, TA Associates, and Tata Capital, as well as corporates such as Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, DIC and Dentsu, US company Merkle, and domestic media players Percept and Gaja.

The firm’s services span regular legal activities like representation in the High Courts, City Civil Courts, NCLT, tribunals and other forums; to advising clients on strategic aspects of high-end complex transactions.

Recognizing the direct correlation between employee satisfaction and client satisfaction, Pioneer Legal has adopted an innovative ‘Happiness Policy’, which seeks to provide an optimum work environment – from a professional, personal and emotional aspects.

Practice Areas, Focus Sectors & Expertise

Pioneer Legal law firm's website or brochures mention that the firm's legal services and expertise extend to the following practice areas :

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & VC
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation
  • General Corporate

In general, Law firms cannot be clearly demarcated in terms of areas of practice.


Due to the overlaps in many specializations; and the need to provide comprehensive legal solutions to their clients, almost all medium and large law practices tend to be 'full-service' firms.


However, they may choose to identify themselves with one or more areas of specializations.

Official website of the firm

Pursuant to BCI rules, the firm's website may have limited information. However, internship applicants should invariably read through the website and brochures as part of the essential research and groundwork before applying.

Very often, an overview of the firm, it's partners and associates can give you a good idea about the working structure and organizational hierarchy of Pioneer Legal.

The firm's official website is accessible at this link : https://www.pioneerlegal.com

Career opportunities and internship openings at Pioneer Legal may also be periodically published in the careers section of their website. Refer to the specific careers / opportunities web-page link mentioned further down in this article.

Pioneer Legal Internship in 2021 for LLB Students

Pioneer Legal has a very structured internship process for providing law students with a great learning opportunity and real-life work experiences.

In addition, almost all fresher hires and paralegal hires at Pioneer Legal are made on the basis of students who intern with them. Interns who meet their high standards may be given the opportunity to repeat internship for subsequent periods also.

Eligibility and application process for internship at Pioneer Legal :
  • Students pursuing a degree course in law are eligible for internship at Pioneer Legal.
  • The Firm does not discriminate on the basis of law schools.
  • Students in the 3rd year and above, of the 5 year course or 2nd year and above, of the 3 year course may apply.
  • Internships must be for at least 4 weeks.
  • Internship may be extended where requested by the intern, depending upon the performance of the intern and availability of internship slots.
  • All applications for internship should be made to hr@pioneerlegal.com or you can apply through the internship form on their website.
  • If shortlisted, you will be informed by HR and an interview will be set up.
  • Candidates are screened through a skype interview or a telephonic interview.
  • These are short chats and are usually conducted by one of the associates of the Firm.
  • If your internship is confirmed, you will be informed by HR.
  • If your application is rejected, you will receive an email from HR informing you of the same.
  • While Pioneer Legal endeavours to reply to every email they receive, at times, it may not be possible.
  • A rejection of an application does not mean that they will not consider you for an internship in a subsequent year. You are free to re-apply in the next year.
  • You are free to submit an application for internship through a referee in the Firm – However, a referral will not guarantee an internship. You will still need to go through the normal interview process, and it will be conducted by someone other than the referee.
  • If selected, you are required to submit the documents / information requested by the HR within 1 week of your internship being confirmed through email.
  • On completion of the internship, the intern should complete the closure formalities as requested by the Pioneer Legal’s HR.
  • On successful completion of the full duration of internship at Pioneer Legal, you will receive a completion letter and a nominal stipend amount.

 

For any questions/queries, you can connect with the Pioneer Legal HR person at hr@pioneerlegal.com

Pioneer Legal Careers & Opportunities web page

Refer to the following website / page link for further information about the current opportunities, internship openings and other details : https://www.pioneerlegal.com/careers/

If you are interested in learning how to crack the internship application and selection processes at top law firms like Pioneer Legal, check out the interactive and comprehensive 'Internship Basics for LLB Students' online course series offered by LawMint.


The courses are designed to guide you step-by-step through the entire process of :


  • choosing the right law firms to apply,
  • crafting your resume and cover letter,
  • fine-tuning your extra-curricular activities,
  • creating video profiles and Linkedln pages that create an impact,
  • crafting writing samples & articles, which are required during the application process by many firms,
  • how to make an great impression during the internship,
  • how to maximize your chances of converting an internship into a full-time position

... and much much more.



LawMint's Internship Experience Contest !

If you have completed your internship with Pioneer Legal or any other Law firm, Company, NGO, Government Organization, Educational Institution or with a Practicing Advocate, share your experience with LawMint's readers.

We will be shortly launching a monthly contest for the best Internship Experience Article. Selected entries may be published on LawMint.com and the winners will receive Amazon or Flipkart gift vouchers and other useful perks or goodies!


Law Internship FAQs

How can I get internship at Pioneer Legal?

Pioneer Legal offers internship opportunities based on their requirements. Refer to the LawMint.com article for details on the eligibility, application process and selection criteria for Pioneer Legal internship.

Is internship compulsory for law students in India?

As per the Bar Council of India rules, Law students have to complete a minimum of 12 weeks internship, in total, for a Three Year LLB and 20 weeks in total, for a Five Year LLB.

What are the best internships for law students?

Law students can complete internship with Law firms, NGOs, Trial and Appellate Advocates, Judiciary, Legal Regulatory authorities, Legislatures and Parliament, Other Legal Functionaries, Market Institutions, Law Firms, Companies, Local Self Government and other such bodies as the University may stipulate.

Do law interns get paid in India?

Internships may be paid or unpaid, depending on the duration and type of internship, and as per the policies and discretion of the law firm. Typically, bigger law firms offer a stipend to their interns. Some firms may offer meal allowances and reimbursements. Small firms may have only unpaid internships.

How do I intern at a law firm?

Read the articles on LawMint for details on how to apply, when to apply, how to create your resume, how to prepare for interviews and how to get selected for internship with top law firms in India.

How do big law firms give internships?

Big Law firms may offer internships directly to interested LLB students, or through college placement committees. Some firms may have a structured selection and interview process for evaluating and shortlisting interns best suited for their practices.

What law firms look for in interns?

Law firms look for good written and verbal communication skills, interest in the practice areas of the firm, relevant extra curriculars, good academic credentials and an aptitude to learn. Bigger law firm evaluate all applicants through the their resume, cover letter, writing sample, interview performance and other criteria.


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