JUNIOR CLIENT INTERVIEW - SEMESTER TWO 2021
WHAT IS JUNIOR CLIENT INTERVIEW?
The Client Interview Competition is NDLSS’ most popular competition, and is perfect for first-time competitors, as it does not require intensive preparation or extensive legal knowledge.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The competition is in an interview format, where teams of two act as solicitors meeting with their client. The interview is the first between the client and the solicitors, and teams should be able to build a relationship with the client while also identifying the client’s problem, relevant facts to the case, and determining a suitable course of action.
Teams should also make sure that they address all the formalities of a client interview, such as discussing the fee schedule.
Teams will receive a memorandum before the competition starts, that provides an idea for the theme of the interview and allows teams to brainstorm questions for the client.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The competition is specifically designed to help students learn important skills in interviewing, client relations and identifying legal and ethical issues.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Junior Client Interview is open to all students, less those in their final and penultimate years.
Dates will be released towards the end of semester 1.