Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2016
On Saturday morning, I presented a session on recommended mobile apps along with Dallas attorney Tom Mighell (the author of many books including iPad Apps in One Hour) and Brian Focht (the publisher of The Cyber Advocate) in a session moderated by Natalie Kelly (of the State Bar of Georgia, who was the chair of TECHSHOW 2014). This was a combined iOS and Android session, but the primary iOS apps that we discussed included (all links go to the App Store):
Picture It Settled
42 Essential Apps for Trial Lawyers in 2016
Picture It Settled (free). Most cases never make it to trial, of course. If you are trying to reach a settlement but unable to come to terms, this app might help. The app helps litigants analyze their positions and develop a successful negotiation strategy. Using data harvested from thousands of cases, it predicts when you will be able to settle and for what amount.
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iPad App: Picture It Settled – Negotiation App for Lawyers
Settlement negotiations are never fun. The back and forth and countless rounds of negotiations can cause the process to be drawn-out and downright exhausting.
To make negotiations a little easier, Don Philbin and a team of attorneys and statisticians created Picture It Settled. According to the apps website, “the intelligent software has learned negotiation strategy from deep data from negotiation patterns in several thousand litigated cases, ranging from fender benders to intellectual property disputes in locations from tiny counties, large cities and everything in between.”Read More
40 Essential Apps for Trial Lawyers
Picture It Settled (free). Most cases never make it to trial of course. If you are trying to reach a settlement but are unable to come to terms, this app might help. The app helps litigants analyze their positions and develop a successful negotiation strategy. Using data harvested from thousands of cases, it predicts when you will be able to settle and for what amount.Read More
Visual Law Services Are Worth A Thousand Words—And Big Money
As a mediator, Don Philbin wanted a way to eliminate the guesswork from settlement negotiations. He developed Picture It Settled, a Web and mobile app using predictive analytics. The site’s Settlement Prophet analyzes information from real cases and graphs it so you can map out your own settlement plan based on case type and jurisdiction.Read More
Highly Accurate Predictive Analytics Used to Help Settle Longshot Mediation
Picture It Settled predicted the settlement’s final outcome within 6.6% accuracy after just two moves per side. This improved to 3% accuracy after round three. Even the estimates of the next moves by both sides in dollars and time were . . . within 3.5% of the actual moves . . .Read More
How Analytics Can Vastly Improve the Negotiation Process
Data plays a role in everything. And as we as a society collect more and more data, the ability to parse through it effectively and draw conclusions can lead to greatly improved efficiency. But usually we think this only pertains to straightforward and easily-quantifiable things and not, say, interpersonal negotiations. But as our guest on LXBN TV explains, you can use analytics to vastly improve negotiations.
That guest, as part of our coverage of LegalTech New York 2014 is Don Philbin, President of Picture It Settled. His product is described as “moneyball for negotiations.” Though this is one of our longer interviews, it’s fascinating to hear what that means.Read More
Speeding Up Settlement With a Predictive App
Associate general counsel Mary Brennan Stitch credited a piece of software with helping her company settle a case by predicting the outcome of various moves during negotiations.Read More
Web app helps Rackspace settle legal dispute
Rackspace Hosting recently settled a legal dispute with the help of a locally-developed web application.Read More
Legal IT Insider: AI: Picture it Settled
No, Picture It Settled is not an old Blondie track but the name of a new predictive analytics modeling tool designed to help litigators with negotiation strategy and tactics. With development led by San Antonio attorney-mediator Don Philbin, the system uses neural networks, probability theory and behavioral patterns to predict what an opponent will do.
Because the system has ‘learned’ from the outcomes of tens of thousands of cases that were fed into it during development, it can help users with projections in key areas including scenario planning and negotiation move planning.
Commenting on the project, Philbin said “Negotiation between legal parties has long been dominated by uncertainty, guessing games and anxiety. However negotiators have distinct, repetitive patterns of behavior so their strategic moves are not as unpredictable as people think. Picture It Settled has gained innate intelligence because it has learned from case outcomes in thousands of cases during its development. Using this technology, lawyers and clients can gain confidence, clarity and a competitive advantage during negotiation.”
Picture It Settled is on general release now via subscription as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) but is available free of charge until 31 March.