Sponsored by Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The 2013 Corrs Chambers Westgarth Client Interview Competition is a team event which provides students with the opportunity to achieve practical skills which are of great value to many professions, not just legal practitioners. The art of building rapport with clients by achieving rapid engagement and active listening cannot be underestimated, and Client Interview in particular is one competition which has no parallel within the Law School’s formal curriculum.
The 2013 Corrs Chambers Westgarth Client Interview Competition is a simulated conference in which teams of two lawyers interview a client for the first time. The focus of the competition is the identification of the nature of the client’s problem, investigation of relevant background and the suggestion of an appropriate structured solution. Given these objectives, no knowledge of the substantive law is necessary, and only limited pre-interview preparation is required. The problems consist of a short memorandum, such as a law office secretary might give to interviewing practitioners when a client has called to make an appointment. The competition aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop their client interview technique and enhance their skills of perception and communication, proficiencies which are essential in day-to-day legal practice.
The 2013 competition coordinator for Client Interview is Evana Coote. Please direct all enquiries to the Competitions VP, Cindy Chia, at email@example.com.
- Wednesday 6 March 2013
- Thursday 7 March 2013
- Wednesday 13 March 2013
- Thursday 14 March 2013
- Wednesday 27 March 2013
- Thursday 28 March 2013
Quarter-Final: Wednesday 17 April 2013
Semi-Final: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Grand-Final: Wednesday 15 May 2013
The Grand Final will be held at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Offices. Please check back for more information regarding times.
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