Boyd Students Chosen for Regional Client Counseling Competition

Fri, 11/09/2012

Client Counseling CompetitionUNLV William S. Boyd School of Law students Cathy Kama and Jae Barrick will represent the school in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division’s regional Client Counseling Competition in February.

The two earned the opportunity to represent the school in Los Angeles after competing against fellow classmates in the 14th Annual Client Counseling Competition. Hosted by the law school’s Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution and the Clark County Bar Association, the competition was held Nov. 2 and 3.

“I am delighted to join others in congratulating all the participants, semi-finalists, runners-up, and of course the winners of the client counseling competition. Great job all,” said Professor Jean Sternlight, Director of the Saltman Center. “Professor Rebecca Scharf and I look forward to coaching the winners, Cathy Kama and Jae Barrick, in the regional competition this spring.”

During the in-house competition, student teams conducted simulated initial lawyer-client interviews and were critiqued by a panel of judges.

The ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition is a simulation of a law office consultation where students interview a client and suggest how to proceed.

Last year, Boyd students Debra Amens and Cheryl Grames won the 2012 Region 9 competition, which pits students from Nevada, California, Arizona and Hawaii against each other.