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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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2018 August—Get Ready for Trial

Volume 54, No. 8

Trial’s August issue explores getting ready for trial, with articles on what to do during the final months of preparation, strategies for communicating with conservative jurors, tips for preparing treating physicians to testify, and more. Also: using evidence from smart devices.

Theme articles

  • Countdown to trial
    Christian C. Mester
  • From treatment to testimony
    Susan M. Cremer
  • Identifying 5 juror types
    Deborah M. Nelson
  • Sidebar: A peek inside the jury room
    Seth L. Cardeli
  • Communicating with conservative jurors
    Amy Pardieck

Also Featured

  • Off course
    Benny Agosto Jr.
  • The Brief August 2018

President's Page

  • Use your voice
    Elise Sanguinetti

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to protect worker from elevation-related hazards
  • Failure to provide safe workplace under Jones Act
  • Passenger injured during turbulence
  • Failure to remove lead-based paint
  • Improper response to respiratory distress
  • Failure to maintain control of vehicle
  • Failure to heed pedestrian in crosswalk
  • Failure to clear black ice at airport
  • Failure to remove dangerous tree
  • Negligent security

On the Hill

  • Big league advocacy
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Harness family testimony
    Joseph T. Musso
  • Forge your path
    Emily M. Peacock

Question of the Month

  • How does your firm train new attorneys?

Tech Brief

  • 'Smart' evidence tracking
    Doug K. W. Landau

Justice in Motion

  • Big Apple bound
  • Help AAJ grow
  • New award for Civil Justice Scholarship


  • Lawyers as Managers: How to Be a Champion for Your Firm and Employees
    by Andrew Elowitt and Marcia Watson Wasserman, reviewed by Roger B. Finderson


  • The lighter side of the law