ADR Society Hosts Regional Client Counseling Competition for the ABA
Patrick Johnston - Published: February 22, 2011

The participants in the picture from left to right are: Michael Mastrangelo (Competition Co-Chair), Kenneth Frohlich (Member of winning team), Zachary Krochtengel (Member of winning team), Joe Siclari (President of ADR Society) and Michelle Sanginiti (Competition Co-Chair)

On February 19, 2011, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society on the Delaware campus hosted the Client Counseling Competition for Region 3 of the ABA Law Student Division. The day-long competition simulated law office consultations in which law students, acting as lawyers, conducted client interviews on five different matters raising issues of professional responsibility for lawyers and judges. The consultation process included eliciting facts, advising about the relevant law, discussing client options, and assisting the clients in making informed decisions.

Nine teams from seven law schools in the Mid-Atlantic States participated in the competition. Zachary Krochtengel and Kenneth Frohlich from Villanova University School of law were judged to be the winning team after the final round. Teams from the University of Baltimore School of Law placed second and third in the competition.

Michelle Sanginiti and Michael Mastrangelo, student co-chairs for the competition, successfully organized and supervised more than eighty judges, clients and team members during the day. The students of the ADR Society, headed by Joe Siclari, had been planning to host the regional competition since May of 2010.