Improving Lawyers' Judgment: Is Mediation Training De-Biasing?
12 PM EDT
Program Description: Lawyers are valued, in substantial measure, for the objectivity of their judgment. But like all human beings, especially when acting in a partisan role, they are subject to pervasive cognitive and motivational biases that can affect what they believe and wish to find out, the predictions they make, the strategic decisions they employ, and what they think is fair.
Empirical data suggests that lawyers with mediation training and experience are more accurate in their predictive judgments than lawyers without such training. In this webinar, two award-winning dispute resolution scholars explore why this might be so, and discuss the implications of this data for mediator training and selection.
About the Webinar: This topic should be of interest to mediators and to those considering transitioning to mediation, as well as lawyers who seek to enhance their own effectiveness.
A limited number of scholarship are available for this program. To inquire, please call 202-662-1680.