Client Counseling Competition

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.  

Director:

Hugo Lopez

halpt4@mail.missouri.edu

Assistant Directors:

Derek Spencer

dms6p7@mail.missouri.edu

Zack Kasnetz

zfk5z9@mail.missouri.edu

2014 CLIENT COUNSELING COMPETITION

  • Competition Dates: Monday, Jan. 26 – Wednesday, Jan. 28
  • More information to come closer to competition date.

Mizzou Law BOA Hosts 2014 ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in 2013-2014, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Finals, News, Results, Semi-Finals, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates (BOA) at the University of Missouri School of Law hosted the Midwest Regional 2014 ABA Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, February 8.  Teams of law students around the Midwest tested their interviewing and counseling skills in rounds simulating the initial client interview at a law firm. Heath Martin & Kelly Postlewait from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law won the Regional Competition, earning a spot in the National Finals taking place March 21-22 in Norman, Ok. On behalf of...

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2013-2014 Advocacy Competitions at MU Law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in 2013-2014, Client Counseling, Competition, Mediation, Mock Trial, Negotiation, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates invites you to mark your calendar for the following competitions at the University of Missouri School of Law for the 2013-2014 school year: Polsinelli Fall Moot Court – Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21 Mock Trial – Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 Transactional Law Competition – Friday, September 27 Negotiation – Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3 Client Counseling – Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 Mediation – Saturday, January...

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2012 Client Counseling Finalists

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in 2012-2013, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Finals, News, Results, Year | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates is pleased to announce the Finalists of this year’s Client Counseling competition…

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2012 Client Counseling Semi-Finalists

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in 2012-2013, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, News, Results, Semi-Finals, Year | Comments Off

The MU Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the following students for advancing to the Semi-Final round of this year’s Client Counseling Competition….

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Important Fall 2012 Dates

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in 2012-2013, Arbitration, Bailiff, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

As the semester gets underway, the MU Law Board of Advocates has a number of events coming up. Mark your calendars so you don’t forget!

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2011 Client Counseling Winners

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in 2011-2012, Client Counseling, Competition, News, Results, Winners, Year | 1 comment

Congratulations to this year’s winners!
1st Place: Emily Walker & Kate Millington || 2nd Place: Darrion Walker & Kristen Sanocki

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2011 Client Counseling Finalists

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in 2011-2012, Client Counseling, Competition, Finals, News, Results, Year | Comments Off

Congratulations to Darrion Walker & Kristen Sanocki, Mariah Young & Amie Coleman, and Emily Walker & Kate Millington.

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2011 Client Counseling Semi-Finalists

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in 2011-2012, Client Counseling, Competition, News, Results, Semi-Finals, Year | Comments Off

Congratulations to the 2011 Client Counseling Competition Semi-Finalists!

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Client Counseling Competition Bailiff and Client Sign-ups

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in 2011-2012, Bailiff, Client, Client Counseling, Competition, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

Sign-up sheets have been posted outside the BOA office to be a client or bailiff for the Client Counseling competition. The competiton is Monday the 17th through Wednesday the 19th at 7:00pm each evening.

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Client Counseling Informational Meeting

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in 2011-2012, Bailiff, Client, Client Counseling, Competition, Meeting, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

There is an informational meeting on Monday, October 10 at 1:00 in Room 6. If you have not competed in this competition before, this meeting is mandatory for at least one partner on your team.

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