About Client Interview All students should seriously consider taking part in the next RMIT LSS Client Interview competition. If you are considering a career as a solicitor we suggest you give our Client Interview competition a try! It will help you understand what it is like to talk to a real live client. It’s probably the least time consuming competition we can possibly offer!
A Client Interview, is just that, you are a newly admitted solicitor who has just been booked for a client interview with a very brief scenario usually no more than “Jimmy wants to talk to a lawyer about an altercation at a bar”. Your mission is to extract the key facts and apply the legal reasoning to advise the client, or as much as you can within the time limit.
The topic for the Client Interview Competition is Torts and we keep the law pretty basic. Preparation time is usually about one to two hours for you to check out a few videos on line and do a little research.
This is perfect for students who are new to a law degree and want to get involved as it requires minimum commitment and helps build up your communication skills!
Commitment Level: Low Preparation: minimum – just re-read your notes from the applicable subject Competition time: 30mins Applicable career: Solicitor or paralegal
Why participate so early? Get some experience early before the Practical Aspect of the JD in Torts.
How to prepare? Read the article ‘How to conduct an effective client interview’ which can be found on rmitlss.com Start practicing with your fellow students. Ask others who have done it what their learnings have been.
Venue: College of Law, 6/459 Little Collins St, Melbourne Times: 30 minute slot between 5.30pm – 8.30pm Dates: TBC August
If you are OUA (or just can't make it to the venue), you can still compete. We are offering Client Interviews via teleconference/Skype