Our competitions rely on volunteer judges, without whom we could not provide these valuable experiences to the students. This is a great opportunity for practitioners from the community to assist the next generation of attorneys in gaining valuable experience and knowledge. In turn, the BOA provides the volunteer judges with thanks, CLE credits, and dinner. The number of CLE credits varies between 3.6 and 4.8 hours per night judged, depending on the time commitment of each round of competition. This is a great way to earn CLE credit as you receive credit for each night of participation.
We mail out registration packets to all the volunteers in our database before each competition. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be included, please provide your information on the “Interested in Becoming a Judge?” form below.
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.
We need your help judging these aspiring legal advocates during the evenings of January 20th-22nd at Mizzou Law. We ask that you arrive at 6:15 pm to check-in, enjoy a complimentary dinner, and attend a brief judges meeting before the competition begins at 7:00 pm. You will also receive CLE credits for your time.
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.
On behalf of MU Law’s Board of Advocates, we hope that you join us as a judge for what we expect to be an exciting and excellent Client Counseling Competition.
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Judging BOA competitions is a fun way to get CLE credit while helping students improve their counseling skills!