Client Counseling competition promotes greater knowledge and interest
among law students in the counseling function of law practice. It
simulates a law office consultation that presents a typical client
problem. Competitors participate in pairs. They are expected to
interview and advise the client, elicit relevant information, outline
the problem, and propose a solution. Following the interview,
competitors complete a brief self-critique.
2012-2013 Committee:Emily E. Von Werlhof, Chair
Deirdre R. Barthel, Associate Board Member
Prof. Dorothy Hill, Faculty Advisor
Competition Requirements:Each team must formulate a strategy designed to elicit the necessary information from the client.
Competition is open to all second-, third- and fourth-year Albany Law students who have a GPA of 2.0 or above.
The competitors will be required to address a different problem for each round of the competition.
Announcements:This year 24 teams participated in the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition, and the final round was held on Oct. 4, 2012.
Congratulations to the 2012 Client Counseling Winners Carol E. Crummey & Jonathan S. McCardle, as well as the Finalists Kathleen M. Rivers & Alexander L. Scher!