Client Counseling Competition

National Client Interviewing And Counseling Skills Competition

 NATIONAL CLIENT INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING SKILLS COMPETITION (NCCC)

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The National Client Interviewing and Counseling Skills Competition (NCCC) is an annual competition that aims to promote greater knowledge and interest among law students to develop interviewing, planning, analytical and preventive (ADR) skills in the lawyer-client relationship in the office. Too often, it is assumed that lawyers have the listening and questioning skills needed to conduct an effective interview. Regrettably, not all lawyers possess these skills. The competition also provides a valuable educational and cultural interchange among students, law teachers and legal practitioners.

 

The competition simulates a law office scene in which law students, acting as lawyers, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an interview with a person playing the role of a client and then explain how they would help resolve the clients matter. To give effective advice and counsel to clients, lawyers need to appreciate the client as a person with a legal problem. Therefore they need to be able to:

• Establish good professional working relationships with clients
• Understand how clients view their problems
• Appreciate the client’s needs and objectives
• Explore available options and consider the consequences
• Develop strategies to help clients resolve their problems
• Recognize and deal with ethical and moral issues


The students’ performance is assessed by a panel of judges drawn from legal and other professions. The National Competition is affiliated to Louis M.11149262 10206731223819033 5122029490646553289 n Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation and students are evaluated according to the International competition rules, guidelines, and assessment criteria. Winners of the national event represent Nigeria at the international competition. 

 

Competition Resources

Download Past Competition Case Scenario 

Internatioal Client Consultation Assessment and Feedback Form

Competition Rules and Guidelines


Past Editions and winners of the National Client Counseling Competition:

 

9TH NCCC

The 9th edition of the National Client Interviewing and Counseling Skills Competition held on 3rd and 4th December 2013 at the Institute of Law and Management Studies, Abuja - Federal Capital Territory. The competition theme was “Commercial Contracts”. There were 12 participating Schools: Abia State University, Ebonyi State University, Nasarawa State University, Enugu State University, Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigerian Law School Kano, Babcock University, University of Abuja, University of Ilorin, and University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

University of Abuja, represented by Halimat Edun and Johannes Wojuola, emerged winners while Obafemi Awolowo University and Enugu State University of Science and Technology finished as 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively. University of Abuja represented Nigeria at the 2014 Louis M. Brown and Forrest Morsten International Consultation Competition held at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, April 8-12.

 

8TH NCCC 

The 8th edition of the competition was held on 18 and 19 January, 2013 at the Nigerian Law School, Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu. There were 14 participating schools namely: Abia State University, Ebonyi State University, Imo State University, Nasarawa State University, University of Uyo, Enugu State University, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigerian Law School Enugu, Adekunle Ajasin University, Babcock University, Ambrose Alli University, University of Ilorin, Benson Idahosa University, and University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

Babcock University, represented by Christiana Alli and Okezi Uwede-Meshack, emerged winners while Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and University of Nigeria finished as 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.

 

7th NCCC
The 7th edition of the NCCC was held at the Nigerian Law School, Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu on December 9-10, 2011. Eighteen schools including the Nigerian Law School, Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani Enugu participated in this edition. Azubuike Seth and Ikechukwu Uzoma (Abia State University) emerged winners and will represent Nigeria at the international competition in April 2012, while Onyebuchi Okeke and Abimbola Akadiri (Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus) finished as runners-up. View report

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