Using Decision Tree Analysis In Mediation Settlement

October 24, 2017By Bill RatliffUncategorized

Decision Tree Analysis is a valuable risk/reward tool for evaluating settlement options in mediation. It’s a tactic we employ with even the most mundane decisions. For instance, as we consider crossing a busy street, we’re unconsciously weighing the “reward” of being across the street — along with our probability of safe passage — against the … Read More

Making The Most Of Appellate Mediation Opportunities

October 12, 2017By Bill RatliffUncategorized

I’ve been doing appellate mediation since the program began, and I’ve been genuinely surprised by the success rate. At the program’s inception, I anticipated a significantly lower success rate than I’ve had with non-appellate mediations — but it’s about 70%, which isn’t much lower than my rate for other matters. While my approach to conducting … Read More