Simulated Client

  • Virtual
  • May 31, 2022

Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education

Students who participate in PREP will have opportunities to practice, develop competence and be assessed in client interviewing. CPLED will train individuals to participate as standardized, simulated clients who will be interviewed by students in both video interviews and face-to-face interviews.

CPLED will also train simulated clients to score student performance according to a standardized competency-based rubric. Simulated clients participate in high-stakes student assessments and must commit to dates of training and assessment, as well as fulfilling the client-role in a standardized manner.

Qualifications and skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and reproduce simulation consistently
  • Ability to memorize scenarios
  • Accepts constructive feedback and adjusts accordingly
  • Reliable, courteous and professional


Simulated clients will be compensated $25/student.


Simulated clients will be required to attend an online multi-day (18 hours) training session. Training time will be compensated at $20/hour. 

Technology requirements

  • Reliable high-speed internet connection
  • A computer with a camera and microphone 

To maintain the integrity of PREP, please note that current, former and future PREP students will not be considered for this role.

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