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Trial Magazine

Trial is AAJ's award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. Trial brings readers news of the latest legal trends and developments, informative articles about civil law practice, coverage of recent verdicts and settlements in a wide range of practice areas, and commentary and analysis on emerging legal issues.

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2019 July—Damages

Volume 55, No. 7

Trial's July issue explores damages—from what your clients need to “pick up the pieces” after a catastrophic injury to demonstrating the impact of injuries through visual aids. Also: Protect your client’s state law claims.

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Theme articles

  • Demonstrative exhibits: Are you doing it wrong?
    Robert F. DiCello
  • The trauma of terror
    Bernadette Panzella
  • Life care plans as a settlement tool
    Tyler D. Bailey

Also Featured

  • How to avoid 'snap removals'
    Danielle Gold and Rayna E. Kessler
  • The Brief July 2019

President's Page

  • A more perfect union
    Elise R. Sanguinetti

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to transfer patient with abnormal carbon dioxide levels
  • Lack of watertight doors on tugboat
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Impaired driver rear-ends van, killing child and severely injuring others
  • Truck driver rear-ends motorcyclist after suffering seizure
  • Inadequate lighting in parking lot
  • FELA violation, failure to provide safe equipment
  • After-school instructor molests student
  • Failure to provide fall protection

Good Counsel

  • Prep witnesses like a psychologist
    Jaine Fraser

In Memory

  • Michael P. Koskoff (1942-2019)

Question of the Month

  • Do you have any superstitious habits before a court appearance?

On the Hill

  • Fixing Feres
    Susan Steinman

Tech Bytes

  • Listen up: 7 podcasts to check out
    Kate Halloran

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon July 2019
  • Women lobby to end forced arbitration


  • The Free Speech Century
  • Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights
  • Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices
  • Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting
  • Trial by Woman


  • The lighter side of the law