chapter  8
Standardized Clients in Asia — University of Hong Kong's Experience
ByWilson Chow, Michael Ng
Pages 15

Originating from the 'standardized patients' commonly used in American medical schools since the early 1960s,2 'standardized clients' (SCs) were first used in the Effective Lawyer-Client Communication (ELCC) project in 1998: four law school clinics, three from the United States and one from Australia, participated. The idea of open recruitment was considered not practicable. Additional resources would be required for even a simple advertisement and the selection process which could be time-consuming and ineffective. Taken from the GGSL model, the three-day training at HKU was divided into three parts, namely general role-playing training, familiarization and practice of scenarios and scripts and assessment training and standardization.