Canadians Take Silver at ICCC 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Cassidy Jiang and Kris Jun from the University of Alberta finished 2nd at the International Client Competition 2023 hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. Cassidy and Kris competed against 20 other teams from around the world and were complimented on the team work and ability to stay calm under pressure. In the final round, the judges also noted that they maintained Canada’s reputation by being the “nicest” lawyers in the competition.

Ireland finished in first place, while England rounded out the top 3.

This marks the 3rd time since 2020 that Canada has finished in the top two at the international event.

Congratulations as well to coaches Farrel Shadlyn, who travelled with the team, along with Danielle Mousseau, Lynn Parish and Barbara Acton.

Additionally, Emilio Filomeno, one half of the 2022 Canadian and International champion team, attended as a guest of the International Competition. Emilio acted as a judge in the preliminary rounds and also made a well-received speech at the awards dinner.

A huge thank you to Fokke (“Jae”) Fernhout and his colleagues at Maastricht University for making the 2023 competition such a memorable event.

Next year Poland and Ukraine will jointly host the international competition, in Poland.

Currently we do not yet have a host school for the Canadian National Competition.


2023 Canadian Champions

The Canadian Client Consultation Competition, sponsored by BLG with support from Cozen O’Connor, was hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Law over the weekend of March 11 and 12th. The top three teams were as follows (and shown below):

1st Place: University of Alberta, Cassidy Jiang and Kris Jun (centre photo)

2nd Place: Osgoode Hall: Vanessa Kabu-Asante and Shahaab Sherwani (photo right)

3rd Place: Western University: Fayha Najeeb and Leila Juriansz (photo left)

Cassidy and Kris will now travel to Maastricht, Netherlands, for the International Competition in April. We wish them continued success!


CCCC Sponsors

We thank the title sponsor for the 2023 Canadian Client Consultation Competition: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

We also thank Cozen O’Connor for their generous contribution to the competition.


Schedule of Events: University of Alberta, March 11-12, 2023

Hotel: Campus Tower Suite Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel, with rooms available from Friday, March 10th to Monday, March 13, 2023.

Individual online reservations can be made directly with the Hotel with this link Canadian Client Consultation Competition, via the toll-free number 800.709.1824, or by calling the hotel at 780.439.6060. The group code is ACT-GFC4243, or simply quote the name Canadian Client Consultation Competition

Discounted parking at $14.70 per night per vehicle

(No vehicles over 6ft. will fit in the attached parkade)

All reservations must be made before February 18, 2023.  Reservations are bases on availability at time of booking.

Rates start at $150.00 per night plus taxes, based on double occupancy.


This is a two-day competition, the schedule for Day 1 (Saturday) is as follows:

Orientation for Judges, Clients & Competitors8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Preliminary Round 19:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Preliminary Round 210:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Preliminary Round 311:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Orientation for Judges & Clients1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Semi-final Round 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Semi-final Round 22:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Banquet: TBD Saturday evening

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The schedule for Day 2 (Sunday) is as follows:

Orientation for Judges & Clients8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Final Round – Team 19:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Final Round – Team 210:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Final Round – Team 311:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Final Round Critique12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We encourage all teams to attend the final round to observe, learn from, and support their peers.