Volunteer for the 2020 Regional Client Counseling Moot Court
Date: February 15 Location: Law Campus
This year, Lewis & Clark Law School has the honor of hosting the 2020 Regional Client Counseling Moot Court, and we need your help! Twelve teams will be competing, and about 35 practicing attorneys are needed to act as judges. I am writing to ask if you would volunteer your time, approximately five hours (with free lunch!) on either Saturday, February 15 or Sunday, February 16th. Please see below for more information on the competition and the schedule of events.
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.
An overview schedule of the competition follows:
Saturday, February 15th: Volunteer Commitment 12:00-5:00pm
Arrive to Campus: 11:00 (registration, tours of campus)
Lunch (provided) and Mandatory Training: 12:00
Preliminary Rounds: 1:30-5:00 Judges observe three teams (min. 24 needed)
Hosted Reception: 5:00 (hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
Sunday, February 16th: Volunteer Commitment EITHER 9:00-12:30 OR 12:30-5:00
Light Breakfast and Mandatory Training: 9:00
Semi Final Rounds: 10:00-12:30 Judges observe two teams (min. 6 needed)
Lunch and Mandatory Training: 12:30
Final Rounds: 1:30-5:00 Judges observe all three finalist teams (min. 2 needed)
Please contact Stephanie Keys if you are able to help judge this competition. Client Counseling is an essential skill, and these students need your remarks and guidance to develop it!