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ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition

Florida Coastal students, Tiara Jackson and Shaquandra Woods, competed in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition.

The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which the students, acting as attorneys, were presented with a client matter. They interviewed actors acting as clients and then explained what legal action they would recommend based on the hypothetical situation presented by the client.

At the end of the first three preliminary rounds, the students were ranked second in the competition. After the semi-final rounds, they were ranked number one although they were ultimately defeated in the finals. They ultimately finished ahead of teams from, among others, Stetson, Nova and Florida State. This is the first year Florida Coastal advanced to the finals in this competition. Monique Goran was the team captain. Professor Irvin, Professor Millard, and Martha Smith coached the team.

Congratulations to all! Great work.