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Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM | By Donalee Moulton

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile.

Michaela Keet, University of Saskatchewan“We discovered lawyers sometimes shy away from using a risk-analysis approach because it appears too technical or mathematical. Our goal was to develop a tool litigators can use so clients can make more...