Volunteers Needed to Judge Client Counseling Competition

We need Nevada lawyers and judges to volunteer to judge the students’ performances.

The Clark County Bar Association is recruiting Nevada attorneys and judges to volunteer at the 20th Annual Client Counseling Competition hosted by William S. Boyd School of Law on Friday, October 19, 2018, and Saturday, October 20, 2018. Most of the volunteers are needed during the preliminary rounds on Friday, October 19, 2018. See below for information regarding the event’s schedule, competitor’s skill set to be judged, and how to volunteer to be a judge or client.

Event Schedule (Tentative)

  • Preliminary Rounds – Friday, October 19, 2018:
    • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Judge check-in and dinner
    • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Preliminary rounds
    • Location (for preliminary rounds only): William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, 4505 South Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Register online (via Constant Contact) for Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Semi-Final and Final Rounds – Saturday, October 20, 2018:
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Judge check-in and lunch
    • 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Semifinal Rounds
    • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Final Rounds
    • 4 p.m.: Awards
    • Location (for semi-final/final rounds only): Eglet Prince, 400 S. 7th St., Ste. 400, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Register online (via Constant Contact) for Saturday, October 20, 2018

About the Client Counseling Competition

The Clark County Bar Association is recruiting Nevada attorneys and judges to volunteer at the 20th Annual Client Counseling Competition hosted by William S. Boyd School of Law on Friday, October 19, 2018 and Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Volunteers are needed to judge the performance of the expected 80-90 law students during the preliminary and semifinal rounds of the competition. Volunteers should be Nevada attorneys, judges or mediators. Judging the competition qualifies as Pro Bono Service for Nevada attorneys. Most of the volunteers are needed during the preliminary rounds on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The Client Counseling Competition provides an opportunity for law students to test their interview skills with potentially difficult clients. The competition tests their ability to:

  • Establish effective relations with the client in a short interview
  • Analyze the client’s problem
  • Assess relevant facts from irrelevant information
  • Learn the client’s goals and expectations
  • Recognize potential ethical conflicts
  • Develop alternative solutions to the client’s problem
  • Assist the client in understanding and making informed choices among possible courses of action
  • Effectively conclude the interview

Event Sponsors:

For more information about judging the competition, contact CCBA New Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Amanda Stevens, Esq.