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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2017 June—Diversity in the Law

Volume 53, No. 6

Diversity is crucial to the practice of law. Not only does a diverse workforce strengthen group problem-solving, but it also helps plaintiff attorneys become more effective advocates for their clients. In Trial’s June issue, learn how to build the strongest—and most representative—legal team. Also: AAJ travels to Boston for its annual convention—find out what’s in store!

Theme articles

  • Diversity in the workplace: Looking within for implicit bias
    Wendell Y. Tong
  • Q&A: Diversity in the workplace: Hiring minority lawyers
    Navan Ward Interview, by Kate Halloran
  • Diversity in the workplace: Gender diversity at play
    Elizabeth M. Fors
  • Diversity in the workplace: Learning to lead together
    Erin Nowell
  • Increasing leadership diversity in the courtroom
    Elizabeth J. Cabraser
  • Sidebar: A seat at the table
    Alyssa E. Lambert
  • Be true to yourself
    Jodi Nofsinger
  • Sidebar: AAJ's LGBT Caucus
    Laura V. Yaeger
  • Weaving a stronger fabric
    Margaret Samadi and Steven Rineberg

Also Featured

  • 2017 AAJ Annual Convention: Boston, Historic charm on the water
  • What to see, eat, and do in Boston
  • The Brief June 2017

President's Page

  • Because it's time
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • The legal seal
    Chloe Burke

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Dangerous pep rally skit leads to student’s brain injury
  • Retaliation
  • Failure to close illegal club leads to fatal shooting
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to remediate lead hazard
  • Electrician injured in fall from ladder

On the Hill

  • The round that didn't happen
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Make every minute count
    Kelly Hyman
  • Get up to speed on ESI
    Tiffany R. Ellis

Question of the Month

  • What's the most memorable one-liner you've ever heard from a judge?


  • Company bans cellphones after distracted driving case
    Kate Halloran


  • The lighter side of the law