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.

2015 Client Counseling Competition Dates

October 12-14

If you are interested in participating, please sign up outside of the BOA office. Even if you do not have a partner, sign up individually and BOA will pair you with someone. The competition is limited to the first 15 teams that sign up.

BOA is also in need of volunteers to play the role of clients and bailiffs (BOA points included). Students interested in volunteering as either a client or bailiff can sign up outside the BOA office.

There will be more information about the competition at the Informational Meeting on Monday, October, 5th at 1pm in Room 5.

Director:

Abigail Thomas,

abigailthomas@mail.missouri.edu

 

Assistant Directors:

Riley Coy

Phillip Windom

2011 Client Counseling Finalists

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

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2011 Client Counseling Semi-Finalists

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Congratulations to the 2011 Client Counseling Competition Semi-Finalists!

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Client Counseling Competition Bailiff and Client Sign-ups

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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

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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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