Cumberland Law Students Win Region Five of the ABA Client Counseling Competition held Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Posted: Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:27

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cumberland School of Law students, pictured from left, Victoria Ebrahimi and Kayla Schoen took top honors at the American Bar Association’s [ABA] Region Five Client Counseling Competition. The ABA’s Region Five includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and Tennessee. The competition was held at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 9. The Cumberland team was coached by Cumberland School of Law Professor LaJuana S. Davis.

In a marathon day of competition, Cumberland’s team advanced through 10 teams and five rounds to take top honors to advance to the national finals. The national finals will be at Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas, on March 22–23.In a marathon day of competition, Cumberland’s team advanced through 10 teams and five rounds to take top honors and move on to the national finals. The national finals will be at Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas, on March 22–23.

Ms. Ebrahimi and Ms. Schoen, along with team members Jay Bland and Joseph Echols, have practiced for several weeks interviewing mock clients in a simulated law firm setting. This year’s ABA client counseling topics focus on employment law and employment discrimination. Additional information about this competition can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ccc.html.