Looking back on ICCC 2011
With 20 participating countries, the ICCC 2011 finals were a genuine platform for international approaches to client-centered lawyering in practice. The competing teams, all national winners, showed a high level of competence, but also a sincere interest in each others' legal and social culture. Many friendships were established and useful contacts were made.
In the semi-final round, nine teams contended for the highest honors. The composition of the rooms afforded a good indication of the competition's diversity, encompassing all continents:
|Room A||Room B||Room C|
Evetually, New Zealand, Australia and Jamaica qualified for the finals, of which the latter was the proud and richly deserved winner.
You are invited to join us in what happened during these exciting ICCC days from April 6-9, 2011:
- the edifying opening seminar on the subject "Lawyer-client relations: should it be part of every law qualification?" >>
- the lively workshop after the seminar, followed by the opening ceremony with a surprising performance of the Tuna of Maastricht at 1:12:40 >>
- the finals with all three teams complete >>
- the panel of judges giving its 'verdict' >>
(If you are asked to install Microsoft Silverlight after clicking one of the links, don't hesitate: the source can be trusted.)
For downloadable pictures of the event, click here (127 pictures) and here (200 picutres). The original images (2-3 Mb) can be obtained by sending us an email specifying the file names.
A 14 min film of the competition can be viewed here. The longer (better and completer) version of this film is 3,5 Gb and can be sent on request if an upload address is provided.
Participating teams sometimes write about their experiences or attract media attention in their homelands. Please see:
- Australia's report >>
- the Jamaica Observer about the Jamaica team >>
- the Northern District Times about the Australian team >>