Judges needed for ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition on Feb. 9-10

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RALEIGH  — Campbell Law School will host the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Regional Client Counseling Competition on Feb. 9110, 2024.

The competition is expected to include nine teams, according to Director of Competitive Advocacy Mary Ann Matney ’17.

“We are looking for attorneys, judges and counselors to judge the preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday, Feb. 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the semifinal rounds of the competition on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the final round on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,” Matney said. “Your help would really contribute to the success of this competition.” 

The ABA’s Client Counseling Competition promotes greater knowledge and interest among law students in the preventative law and counseling functions of law practice and encourages students to develop interviewing, planning, and analytical skills in the lawyer-client relationship in the law office. The competition simulates a law office consultation in which student lawyers conduct an interview with a “client.” Following the interview, the student lawyers explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation.  

Anyone interested and available to judge the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, please click HERE to fill out the form at this link by Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.  Any questions, please contact Matney at matney@campbell.edu.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.