Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

2018 American Bar Association Law Student Division Region VII Client Counseling Competition

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL  60611
February 2-3, 2018 

The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which student lawyers conduct an interview with a “client.”  The competition promotes greater knowledge and interest among law students in the preventative law and counseling functions of law practice and encourages students to develop interviewing, planning and analytical skills in the lawyer-client relationship in the law office. 

Sign-Up to Judge (CLE credit available!)
We are looking for legal professionals and counseling professionals to judge the preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday afternoon and the semifinal round on Saturday morning.

Sign-Up to Act as a Client
We seek volunteers who are willing to play the role of the clients.  No legal knowledge required!  You will receive a mock client profile that describes the role you are to play and the nature of the legal problem the mock client has.

We invite all preliminary round judges and clients to join us for a reception on Friday evening, and all semifinal round judges and clients to join us for breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018- Preliminary Rounds

Round

Time

Team Check-In, 10th FL

*Teams are welcome to arrive anytime during this hour to check-in, receive their welcome packet and find their competition rooms

12:45pm-1:45pm

Orientation for Judges & Clients-

Faculty Lounge, 13th FL

1:30pm-2pm

Orientation for Competitors/Coaches-

Courtroom, 10th FL

1:45pm-2pm

Prelim Round 1

2:15pm-3:15pm

Prelim Round 2

3:30pm-4:30pm

Prelim Round 3

4:45pm-5:45pm

Reception- Outside of Courtroom, 10th FL

Announcement of Semi Final Round Teams

6pm-7:30pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018- Semi Finals & Final Rounds

Round

Time

Semi Final Round Orientation for Judges & Clients-

Faculty Lounge, 13th FL

8:30am-9am

Semi Final Round Competitor/Coaches Meeting-

Courtroom, 10th FL

8:45am-9am

Semi Final Round 1

9:15am-10:15am

Semi Final Round 2

10:30am-11:30am

Lunch

     -Judges & Clients- Faculty Lounge, 13th FL

     -Competitors/Coaches- Outside of Courtroom, 10th FL

Announcement of Final Round Teams & Sequestration Rooms

11:15am-12:30pm

Final Round Orientation for Judges & Clients-

Faculty Lounge, 13th FL

12pm-12:30pm

Final Round 1

12:45pm-1:30pm

Final Round 2

1:45pm-2:30pm

Final Round 3

2:45pm-3:30pm

Final Round Critique

3:45pm-4:15pm

Please contact Gina Gerardi, Assistant Director of the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, at ggerardi@luc.edu or 312.915.7703 with any questions.