majority of clients agree with the
statement that lawyers "are less
compassionate and caring" than they used
|Parole boards are
significantly more likely to grant parole
right after lunch than right before lunch.
lawyers overestimate the likelihood of
positive outcomes in cases.
are better able to predict the arguments
that will sway liberals than liberal are
able to predict what arguments will move
very few exceptions, things that happen to
us today will have no effect on our
happiness level three months from now.
Scalia says his "best buddy" on the Supreme
Court is Justice Ginsburg.
2011 study showed that empathy levels of
college students had declined 40% from
levels measured in college students two or
three decades ago.
reasoning system serves our intuition as "a
lawyer serves a client"--primarily as an
apologist for decisions that are really made
|In 2012, Cook
County, Illinois public defenders handled
an average of 685 cases per lawyer.
requiring lawyers to sign statements stating,
"All the billing time indicated is a true and
honest reflection of actual hours billed,"
overbilling is reduced by 15%..
forecasts of outcomes, according to Nate
Silver, are "between 15 and 20 percent"
more accurate than individual forecasts.
a Gallup Poll, only 19% of Americans
thought the honesty and ethics of lawyers
was either "high" or "very high."
|The writing quality
of perfectionists is "significantly lower
in quality" than that of
As we age, the right hemispheres of our
brains (the center for creative and novel
solutions) degrades more rapidly than the
left hemispheres, where most pattern
recognition takes place.
people recall only 20% of what they read,
thy will recall 80% of the symbols.
Darrow preferred Irish jurors to German,
Methodist jurors to Baptist, but
especially preferred "Jew and agnostic"
that at least ten interconnected regions of
the brain are active during empathizing.
is the single best predictor of a
successful career and a successful life.