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.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2013 CLIENT COUNSELING COMPETITION
- Competition Dates: Monday, Oct. 28 – Wednesday, Oct. 30
- Information Sessions: Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Room 109 at 1:00 pm & Friday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 pm in Room 5. If you have never competed in the Client Counseling Competition you must attend one of the informational sessions to compete.
- Competitor Signups: Signups will open Friday, Oct. 11 and will close Monday, Oct. 21
- Bailiff and Client Signups: Signups will open Friday, Oct. 11
- Problem Release: The Problem will be released Monday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m.)
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...read more
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...read more
The Board of Advocates is pleased to announce the Finalists of this year’s Client Counseling competition…read more
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….read more
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!read more
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
1st Place: Emily Walker & Kate Millington || 2nd Place: Darrion Walker & Kristen Sanocki
Congratulations to Darrion Walker & Kristen Sanocki, Mariah Young & Amie Coleman, and Emily Walker & Kate Millington.read more
Congratulations to the 2011 Client Counseling Competition Semi-Finalists!read more
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.read more
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.read more