The Clark County Bar Association is recruiting Nevada attorneys and judges to volunteer as at the William S. Boyd School of Law’s 22nd Annual Client Counseling Competition scheduled for Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, 2020.
What is the Client Counseling Competition?
The Client Counseling competition provides 1L and 2L students at Boyd their first opportunity to practice their interpersonal skills, as future attorneys, through a consultation with a mock client.
1L and 2L students form teams of two and consult with a mock client. The mock client has been given a detailed fact pattern to work off of (the student-teams do not know this fact pattern). It is the goal of competing students to attempt to get as many facts and issues out of the mock client within a fifteen minute timespan, all while maintaining a professional demeanor.
What does a judge do?
It is the role of the judge to observe student-teams assigned to them and score them on both their interpersonal communication skills and their ability to find potential legal issues from the mock client’s fact pattern.
What does a round consist of?
Each student-team will have roughly fifteen minutes to consult with the mock client. The judge will then have a few minutes to score the team and then will have five minutes to provide constructive feedback to the competing teams.
What are the round times?
Friday, October 16
Preliminary Round 1: 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Preliminary Round 2: 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 17
Semi-finals: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Finals: 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To volunteer, complete the sign up form no later than Friday, October 9, 2020.
Update (10/15/2020): Volunteer registration is closed.