Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

2017-2018 Client Counseling Team Tryouts

Client Counseling addresses fundamental skills necessary for all successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through their legal issue.  Competitors on the Client Counseling team 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.  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.

Loyola has competed successfully in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition over the years and was a regional finalist in 2013 and 2014.

The team is coached by alum Andrew Holmstrom of Smith Blake Hill.  The team consists of 3 members- two competitors and one alternate.  The Regional Competition will be held in Chicago in February 2018.  Teams that advance out of the Regional Competition will compete at the National Competition in North Carolina scheduled for March 2018.

Tryout Date and Time:

  • Wednesday, October 11th at Loyola, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Room 1215

To prepare for your Tryout:  Please find your Application and Tryout Prompt HERE.  Please email Gina Gerardi, Asst. Director of the Advocacy Center, at ggerardi@luc.edu, or stop by Room 1027, with your completed application and a current resume and to sign-up for a 20 minute Tryout Timeslot.  

Students should plan to be at the tryout room 10 minutes before their scheduled time slot.  

Just a reminder that students are only permitted to accept an offer to compete on one advocacy team per academic year.  Only 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to tryout for the team.

Each team member will receive academic credit for their participation.

Please email any questions regarding Tryouts to Gina Gerardi at ggerardi@luc.edu.