RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced two teams of Campbell Law student advocates will compete at the Regional American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling competition Feb. 7–8, 2020, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Last year, Campbell Law’s client counseling team consisting of Tatiana Terry (’19) and Katie Webb Miller (’19) won the Regional, National and World Championship titles.
This weekend, Campbell Law is sending two teams consisting of second-year students Grace Massarelli, Amber Younce, Aulie Strickland and Morgan Dunn. The teams are coached by Zach Anstett, a 2018 Campbell Law graduate and associate at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP.
“Campbell Law is confident and optimistic about repeating its success this year,” said Advocacy Director Dan Tilly.
The ABA Client Counseling competition addresses fundamental skills necessary for all successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through their legal issue. Competitors conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and then address both the client’s legal and non-legal needs.
This year’s competition focuses on the area of estate planning. 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.