NATIONAL CLIENT COUNSELLING COMPETITION 2020
1. About Jemtec School of Law, Greater Noida
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus (JEMTEC) is a top GGSIPU affiliated
college in Delhi/ NCR and also one of the best engineering colleges in Greater Noida, situated at Knowledge Park III. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). JEMTEC is affiliated to Guru Gobind
Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi established since 1998, is running under the
aegis of the Jagan Nath Gupta Memorial Educational Society.
The Institute has been established to cater to the growing needs of higher education in the
country. In order to face the challenges of globalization and liberalization in the field of
engineering, the Institute has endowed its faculty and students with modern technologies, skills and attitudes.
2. About DEBATE & DISCUSSION SOCIETY
Debate & Discussion Society has been setup with common objective of preparing and polishing
the debating skills of the students and encouraging them to participate in various competitions.
With this objective, the Society has worked to organize various events in the previous semester
namely Quiz Competition, Youth Parliament, Client Counseling Competition, Parliamentary
Debate and Model United Nations etc. Society also has conducted training sessions for our
students through their experts, alumni and faculties. Our students have won laurels in various law
school competitions in every debating sphere.
3. About Legal Patra
The aim of Legal Patra (Letter) is gathering of ideas and knowledge regarding legal aspects and
providing a platform for conveying it. In doing so we hope to facilitate the transition of
professionals from studying the theory to applying it. We strive to bring the best talents in the
legal world and allow them to convey their methods and ideas for the development of the
Visitors will find wide range of useful information including judgments, articles, career advice,
questions and answers for competitive exams, seminars, legal events and much more. Our team
members are all motivated and charged up to provide the students and professionals the best
4. About The Competition
JEMTEC SCHOOL OF LAW, GREATER NOIDA, and DEBATE SOCIETY JEMTEC
SCHOOL OF LAW IN COLLABORATION WITH LEGAL PATRA is conducting a Virtual
National Client Counselling Competition from 27th October 2020 to 29th October 2020. The
Client Counselling Competition looks at a broad aspect of how Laws learned about in classroom
are actually put to effect and implement. The competition is open for only Law Students.
5. GUIDELINES AND ESSENTAIL INFORMATION
i. The event shall be an online event.
ii. It shall be open only to law students (Integrated LLB/LLB/LLM)
iii. Total 20 teams of counsellors & total 20 clients can participate.
iv. Participation will be First cum first serve.
v. Event will take place on Zoom.
vi. The Confirmation will be received by Mail.
vii. After the Registration and Conformation the counsellors and clients shall be
provided with Codes.
viii. Counsellors can bring their client, but they can be interchanged.
ix. The registration fee is INR. 100 for Counsellors and INR. 50 for Clients,
participating in the Event
x. The results shall be declared and intimation shall be made to the prize
winners through the mentioned mail-id.
xi. Cash prize and certificates shall be awarded.
xii. All the Participants will get Certificate for Participation, the Winners will be
provided with Merit Certificate.
6. TEAM COMPOSITION
i. Each team must consist of two participants only.
ii. The two participants may be from any of the 3 year or 5 year LLB & LLM
iii. Note: Counsellors can also bring their Clients, but there is a change that
Clients can get interchanged.
7. COMPETITION FORMAT
i. There shall be 4 Rounds of Counselling session.
ii. The Preliminary Counselling Session,
iii. The Quarter Finals; and
iv. The Semi-Finals; and
v. Two teams with highest score from the Semi-Finals will be selected for the
Final Counselling Session.
vi. Rules given below shall apply to both rounds.
vii. Total time given will be 25 minutes per team (for preliminary round and
quarter final round), 35 minutes (for semi-finals) and for the finals time
allowed will be 45 minutes.
viii. Each Counselling Session is divided into three parts: Consultation, private
session and Post-Consultation.
i. The consultation period shall be for 15 minutes.
ii. The time period will start from the moment the client enters the meeting
(with stable internet connection).
iii. The time period is meant to be used for inter alia consultation with the client
during which participants are expected to elicit the relevant information,
outline the problem, find the clients expectations and propose a solution or
other means of resolving the problem.
iv. During the consultation and post-consultation, the team may use books,
notes and other materials.
v. The time period is to be strictly adhered to but the judges may, in case of any
reasonable circumstances provide an extra one minute to the team after
which the client would necessarily leave and the post-consultation period
vi. If the extended consultation session allowed an opportunity for a team to
gather more information than other teams, this circumstance should be taken
into consideration by the judges in making their decision. Judges may, in
their discretion, penalize teams that allow the interview session to run longer
than the stipulated time period.
9. PRIVATE SESSION
i. During the discussion session, the counsels will be discussing the client’s
concerns and the legal work to be undertaken, without the client present in
the meeting chamber room. The participants should talk to each other loudly
enough to be overheard by the judges. Judges may question the teams during
the post consultation period.
ii. The private session shall be for 5 minutes
10. POST CONSULTATION
i. In the post-consultation period the participants shall Advice the Clients and
Give them the solution based on facts and law applicable to it.
ii. Participants may summarize the interview, indicate the scope of the legal
work to be undertaken, and state the legal issues that should be researched.
Explanation of the position or attitude taken by the students may be useful.
iii. If the students feel that some documents are appropriate, they may dictate
such a document at the post consultation stage.
iv. The time period for post consultation is 5 minutes.
v. At the completion of the time period of Post-Consultation the time Keeper
shall stop the participants or signal them to stop in an obvious manner.
vi. The judges may question the participants on matters deliberated upon or
mentioned by the participants or the client during the consultation of post-
vii. The judges may ask any question which they consider material and questions
meant to test the participants understanding of the facts and/or law
applicable or applied by the participants in the case.
Semi-finals the total time allowed will be 35 minutes divided as follows:
i. Consultation: 25 minutes
ii. Private Session: 5 minutes
iii. Post consultation: 5 minutes
Finals: Same rules to be applied but the total time allowed will be 45 minutes
divided as follows:
i. Consultation: 30 minutes
ii. Private Session: 10 minutes
iii. Post consultation: 5 minutes
11. LAW APPLICABLE
i. The problems shall be broadly based on but not completely limited to the
following laws and participants are expected to have knowledge of any other
ancillary laws and procedures:
a) Contract law
b) Consumer Law
c) Family law
d) Indian Penal Code
e) Code of Criminal Procedure
i. The official language for the Competition shall be English only.
13. Dress Code
i. The dress code for the competition is formals. Gowns and bands are not
permitted to be worn by the participants in the competition. Non adherence
to dress code shall attract penalty
14. Judging Criteria (total 100 marks)
i. Alternative Courses of Action: 10 marks
ii. Client’s Goals and Expectations: 20 marks.
iii. Post-Interview Reflection: 20 marks
iv. Factual and legal analysis of the clients’ problems: 20 marks
v. Giving advice and assisting the client make an informed choice: 20
vi. Teamwork: 10 marks
15. Grounds for Disqualification
i. Misconduct, whether behavioral or otherwise, is not allowed and if indulges
shall result in disqualification of team.
ii. Any discussion with client before competition.
iii. Cheating or using unfair means.
iv. Intimidation in any form is prohibited, and if found indulged shall result in
disqualification of the team.
16. REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration Fees –
i. Counsellors- Rs. 100
ii. Client- Rs.50
Paytm Wallet: 8826215667
Google Pay/ Phone Pay: 9559833263
17. Important Dates
i. Registration Deadline 15th December, 2020
ii. Day of Competition 17-19 December, 2020
Schedule will be shared later
Opening Ceremony 17th December, 2020
Rounds shall start from 18th December at 10:00 AM.
i. Winner Rs 1200/-
ii. Runner Rs 800/-
iii. Best Counsel Rs 1000/-
iv. Best Client Rs 1000/-
i. Faculty Convenor
Ms Tanvi Sharma (Assistant Professor)
Mr. Vighnesh Balaji (Assistant Professor)
ii. Student Convenor
Durgesh Pathak 7701948873
Chandrika Semwal 8826215667
Apurva Agarwal 9810550958