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.  


Hugo Lopez

Assistant Directors:

Derek Spencer

Zack Kasnetz


  • Competition Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 20 – Thursday, Jan. 22
  • 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.

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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