Understanding Decision Making

Understanding Decision Making is an introductory overview course. It is part of a three course package wherein the other two courses –Navigating Cognitive Biases and Navigating Group Decision Making – take a closer look at some of the details touched upon in this intro course.

Few practicing lawyers ever try cases in front of juries or even judges. Over 98% of cases filed in courts are resolved by other means. A greater understanding of how lawyers effectively analyze a situation and implement the decisions that result in the negotiations, mediation and litigation of legal matters provides a solid foundation for future success in the practice of law.

Faculty: Robert A. Creo, Esq.
Curriculum Designers: Robert A. Creo, Esq., Chelsea Schroeder

Course Sections & Navigation

Section 1 – Introduction & Overview
Section 2 – Decision Error
Section 3 – Identity, Culture & Values
Section 4 – How the Brain Works
Section 5 – How We Decide: Cognitive Processes
Section 6 – Emotion, Trust & Empathy
Section 7 – Effective Lawyering & Ethics
Section 8 – Mindfulness, Consciousness, Intuition & Improvisation
Section 9 – Group Decision Making
Section 10 – Technology
Section 11 – Feedback Survey

After payment and sign-up, you will be logged into your account. You take the course by clicking the content tab which takes you the access page for the courses. Double-click on the course box under course title to take the course.  At the start of each new session, you can click on the content tab and navigate through all of your lessons. The back button and the bread crumbs allow you to navigate back through the course. There are several downloads available throughout the course and are located in the “downloads” section on the right-hand side of the course portal. A download will be noted in the summary of the lesson if one is available.