2015 Client Counseling Competition Information

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2015 Client Counseling Competition Information

It is not too late to sign up for the 2015 BOA Client Counseling Competition! The competition will be held from January 20-22. If you are interested in participating, please sign up outside of the BOA office or send us an e-mail expressing your interest in competing. Even if you do not have a partner, sign up individually and BOA will pair you with someone.

The Client Counseling Competition simulates an initial legal consultation between two attorneys and a prospective client. Two-member teams of students acting as attorneys interview the client and provide a preliminary assessment of the client’s case.

The assessment explains the attorneys’ understanding of the client’s legal position and provides the client with possible courses of action. This competition provides students an opportunity to fine-tune communication and interpersonal skills essential to establishing a rapport with clients. It is vital competitors learn to develop this rapport so as attorneys they can obtain the information required for effectively analyze a client’s issues. The competition is open to all law students.

ALSO, if you are a local practitioner and are interested in judging, please visit this link –

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca72ca0f94-2015

Judging BOA competitions is a fun way to get CLE credit while helping students improve their counseling skills!