Decision Making for Lawyers: Concepts, Duties & Skills

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This course is designed to enhance students# legal judgment, problem solving, client counseling, conflict resolution and forecasting skills. It analyzes the psychology of decision making; explains how biases and heuristics impede effective decision making; describes the legal malpractice and disciplinary implications of deficient decision making; identifies the frequency, costs and predictors of adverse legal outcomes; highlights techniques for improving client representation in litigation and transactional practices; and demonstrates methods to upgrade individual, group and organizational decision making.