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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1987)
Thursday, April 9, 1987
From Staff Reports
VVliile dispensing legal advice to fic
tional clients is not as financially pro
fitable as the real thing, two aspiring
lawyers at UNL have earned a national
recognition for just that.
The two students, representing UNL's
College of Law, finished third at the
National Client Counseling Competi
tion in Toronto last month.
Karen Hannah and Kevin Cassidy,
- Consulting experience gained
both third-year law students who grad
uate this spring, reached the national
competition after succeeding in two
previous competitions at the school
and regional levels in Lincoln.
In the counseling competition, stu
dents go through a mock consultation
with an actor about a legal problem.
Hannah said that before the clients
walk in, competitors get a brief des
cription of the legal problem and then
talk through the problem with the
clients. They advise the clients on the
law, listen to their complaints and ana
lyze the real situation. Before the con
sultation, they may know as little as
"The client's accused of murder, and
he says he didn't do it," Hannah said.
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Cassidy and Hannah
Andrea HoyDaily Nebraskan
Students are judged on counseling
skills and knowledge of the law. Han
nah called the competition "really
practical experience in the law."
Competition organizers hire the
clients from local theater groups. In
the regional competition, actors were
hired from the Lincoln Community
Playhouse and the UNL theater de
partment. At nationals, the teams competed in
four rounds and were guaranteed two
client-counseling sessions. Members of
the American Bar Association write the
problems for the competition. Once a
team lost and had competed in two
rounds, it was eliminated.
Hannah and Cassidy won the first
two rounds and lost in the third round
to tie for third place.
Coaches for the tea.n were associate
law professors Craig Lawson and Alan
Frank. As faculty advisers they also
helped organize the school and regional
Cassidy attributed the team's suc
cess to the work of Lawson and Frank.
"Even though we come into the lime:
light," Cassidy said, "the professors,
Frank and Lawson, were important as
well as all the other professors, faculty,
community and the Client Counseling
Board. . .We're the tip of the iceberg."
The Client Counseling Board con
sists of students who are responsible
for organizing the competition and
hosting the outside competitors during
regionals. They trained the actors, who
were given scripts to follow during the
In the 12 years that UNL has com
peted, three teams have gone to the
LANGUAGE from Page 1
"He" should not be used when "she
and he" is implied.
Women should not feel intimidated
by male grammarians who want to keep
them in a lower status.
O People should learn to avoid
generic terms such as mankind and
O People should avoid using dim
inutive endings, such as "-ess" and
O People should drop sex designa
tion in the workplace, such as in the
words "fireman" or "policeman."
Years of sexist language have resulted
in women having to fight for visibility
and being regulated by language, Pratt
She said that grammerians' books
already show new usages because of
society's negative reaction.
Of the 65 to 70 people in attendance
at the workshop, 1 1 were men.
Greeks give $1,000
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and
Alpha Chi Omega sorority visited the
Villa Marie school for retarded children
in Waverly on Wednesday to present
the school with a check for $1,000
earned during Casino Night, March 13.
Casino Night, sponsored by Lambda
Chi for the last eight years, is the larg
est annual Greek philanthropy project
and earns about $1,000 for charities
every year, said fraternity member Todd
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