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The monthly podcast for the Ohio Association for Justice

..you can’t learn if you are talking and at the end of the day negotiation is an information game. It’s like I said in those examples earlier, my goal is just to listen, gather as much information, re-strategize, then come back, gather more information, re-strategize, then when the time is right I’ll say what I need to say, nothing more, nothing less…

The Art of Negotiating

Host Sean Harris talks with Columbus attorney and director of the American Negotiation Institute, Kwame Christian, about how to become a better negotiator.

The Art of Negotiating

Host Sean Harris talks with Columbus attorney and director of the American Negotiation Institute, Kwame Christian, about how to become a better negotiator.

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You can’t have an infectious diseases physician for example come in and testify as to the standard of care for an orthopedic surgeon. It has to be someone who is doing basically the same kind of work that the defendant is doing and from a public policy perspective that kind of makes sense. You want someone who does the same sort of work that you’re criticizing so that they know what the rules and the standards are for that kind of work.

Selecting the Right Expert Witnesses

Host Sean Harris talks with Cincinnati attorney and OAJ member Sarah Tankersley about how to select the right expert witnesses.

Selecting the Right Expert Witnesses

Host Sean Harris talks with Cincinnati attorney and OAJ member Sarah Tankersley about how to select the right expert witnesses.

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Now most of our defendants are public agencies so we have the public records law in our favor, but there’s a lot of private vendors doing medical care in jails and other private defendants that we resist this with because if all this work and all this exposure of abuse and bad training and wrongful conduct gets swept under the rug just with the payment of a couple dollars we’re not doing our job and we fight very hard to make sure that the public learns what we’ve learned.

Police Misconduct Cases

Host Sean Harris talks with Cincinnati attorney and OAJ member Al Gerhardstein about police misconduct cases, specifically violations of the fourth amendment.

Police Misconduct Cases

Host Sean Harris talks with Cincinnati attorney and OAJ member Al Gerhardstein about police misconduct cases, specifically violations of the fourth amendment.

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