THE ROAD TO EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING
IS PAVED WITH DATA.
Organizations in the legal sector are interested in generating better outcomes for the profession and for the public it serves. “Evidence-based” approaches are being adopted across multiple domains and are generating significant benefits and measurably better outcomes for stakeholders.
How could an evidence-based approach improve outcomes for legal organizations?
First, a definition: “evidence-based” refers to the methodical use of data to support decision-making.
Figure 1: An evidence-based approach utilizes data, legal system expertise, and the needs of legal system stakeholders to generate iterative outcome improvements.
Medical practitioners, human resource professionals, sports organizations and other sectors have seen exceptional results after adopting an evidence-based approach.
Because methodical collection, analysis and interpretation of relevant data reduces risks associated with uncertainty and bias.
Figure 2: An evidence-based approach doesn’t alter existing processes – it simply informs them with a well structured method of extracting evidence from data.