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ABA Client Counseling Competition

Fri., Feb. 17 - Sun., Feb. 19

King Hall

On the weekend of February 18, 2012, University of California, Davis, School of Law will host the American Bar Association's Regional Client Counseling Competition for Region 9. Each year, teams of law students from all over the western United States compete in mock client intake meetings where they are evaluated on their ability to critically analyze cases at their inception while establishing a working relationship with new clients.

This year, client-actors will come to the 12 participating teams with issues pertaining to K-12 education law. The top six teams (as ranked by the judges) will advance to the semifinals, held that afternoon. From there, the remaining three teams will compete on Sunday morning for a chance to represent our region in the ABA National Client Counseling Competition in Durham, NC.

Judges for the competition, particularly local practitioners specializing in education law or with client intake experience, will provide important input to participants. Anyone interested in registering as a judge or helping with the competition should contact Kristin Charbonnier at

For more information about the competition, please visit the King Hall Negotiations Team website at