Volunteers Needed to Judge UNLV Law School Competition

The CCBA is organizing volunteers to  to judge the law students at the upcoming Client Counseling Competition at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law on Friday, October 21 (5:45-10pm) and Saturday, October (10am-2pm) with most volunteers needed for the preliminary rounds on Friday night. Learn more about the event and register to volunteer at one of the two competition days:

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 – Register online now to volunteer to judge this round:

  • 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. – Instructions & Room Assignments
  • 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Preliminary Rounds

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Register online now to volunteer to judge this round:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Semi-Final & Final Rounds

Location: William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, 4505 South Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada

pointing_logoWho:  Volunteers should be Nevada attorneys, judges or mediators. Most volunteers will be needed for the preliminary rounds of the competition (Friday night). An expected 80 to 90 law students will compete while local judges and attorneys act as either clients or as judges to assess their skills.

What: 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

Or contact to CCBA New Lawyers Committee Chair James T. Leavitt at Leavitt Legal Services, P.C.. James will be organizing the volunteers for this year’s event.

This special event is sponsored by the

Bank of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association
Society of Advocates