NCCU Law to Host National Client Counseling Competition

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

North Carolina Central University School of Law will host the National Client Counseling Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association – Law Student Division (ABA-LSD) in March, 2012.

The ABA-LSD Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation.

The National Competition will bring together 12 regional winners from across the country to compete for the National title. The National winner is invited to compete at the International Client Counseling Competition hosted by the Law Society of Ireland, in Dublin.

To learn more about the ABA-LSD Competitions, visit the ABA website.

Judges Needed

Lawyer Judges

The success of the competition depends on the contribution of members of the bar who judge the competitors at every round of the competition. Over 36 lawyers are needed over the two days of the competition.

To participate as a judge on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. or Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., please email the competition coordinator at aba-ccc@nccu.edu.

Non-Lawyer Judges

Non-lawyer judges help critique and teach law students about the importance of counseling in the context of the lawyer/client relationship, judges trained in the counseling professions judge the competitors at every round of the competition. Over 18 “counselors” are needed over the two days of the competition. Counselors can include psychiatrists, psychologists, guidance counselors, therapists, priests, pastors, rabbis, social workers or other individuals trained in the counseling professions.

To participate as a judge on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. or Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., please email the competition coordinator at aba-ccc@nccu.edu.