New Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) Website

From Resolution Systems Institute My name is Nicole Wilmet and I am the Resource Center Director at Resolution Systems Institute (RSI).  As an organizer of your state’s court ADR program, I am delighted to inform you that RSI, the source for information about court alternative dispute resolution, has a brand new website! At the updated … Continue reading New Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) Website

NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

Brad Heckman, CEO of the New York Peace Institute, will deliver the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University’s Annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution during the lunch hour on September 28 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. For more information or to register go to go.osu.edu/Lawrence2017. Brad’s lecture “Mediation on the Beat: Bringing Conflict … Continue reading NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

AI and Predicting Settlement

The National Law Journal reported yesterday on SettlementAnalytics and their predictive algorithms. “The world’s first quantitative legal measurement to indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and adjudication” according to the company. I am profoundly skeptical. Or perhaps more accurately, I can easily imagine distortions (or worse) masquerading as mathematical … Continue reading AI and Predicting Settlement

Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference.  I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations.  The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer