The 2022-2023 Client Counseling Competition National Champion is Baylor University School of Law: Emma Scofield, Meghan Thomas, and Emily Ullom!
The National Finalists in the competition were:
- University of Oklahoma College of Law: Tiffany Barker and Amandeep Kaur
- Stetson University College of Law: Grace Moseley and Rachel Esposito
National Semifinalists in the competition were:
- South Texas College of Law Houston: Colleen Mayer and Margaret Matheny
Liberty University School of Law: Chavioleyette Fenelus, Jordan Jalil, and Nicole Steiner
- University of Oregon School of Law: Phil Ebbers and David Goon
This year’s topic was Transactional/contracts.
The Client Counseling competition addresses fundamental skills necessary for all successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through their legal issue. Competitors conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and then address both the client’s legal and non-legal needs. Students are called on to explain various aspects of the attorney-client relationship, build rapport, determine client goals, and consider applicable law and options that may be available to the client.
Thank you to all the teams and judges for their participation this year!