VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law will host the ABA Region 8 Client Counseling Competition Saturday, Feb. 4.
The competition, administered by the USD Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, will feature teams from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Drake University Law School and Washburn University School of Law.
Attorneys from South Dakota and Iowa will judge the competing law students on the basis of their efficacy in counseling the clients, who will be portrayed by USD students from the theatre department, mock trial team and the Law School. Students are called on to explain various aspects of the attorney-client relationship, build rapport, determine client goals and consider applicable law and options that may be available to the client.