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 October—Seeking Justice

Volume 53, No. 10

Trial’s October issue shines a light on efforts to help ensure justice. Hear from Benjamin Crump, who represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown; learn how to protect plaintiffs who are undocumented immigrants; and get a behind-the-scenes account of lawyers uniting to challenge the travel ban. Also: Meet the 2017-2018 AAJ officers.

Theme articles

  • Q&A: The fight for a better America
    Benjamin Crump interview, by Diane M. Zhang
  • Protecting undocumented clients
    April A. Strahan
  • Joining together
    Christopher S. Hamilton
  • Escape the "genesis" trap
    Laurie Higginbotham

Also Featured

  • AAJ Officers 2017-2018
  • The Brief October 2017

President's Page

  • Justice for all
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Snowmobile guide's negligence leads to tour participant's death
  • Deprivation of due process
  • Tractor-trailer makes unsafe lane change
  • Improper lookout
  • Motorist strikes teen skateboarding in crosswalk
  • Failure to maintain fence
  • Failure to properly align switch
  • Failure to protect plant engineer from asbestos

On the Hill

  • Standing up for retirees
    Gabe Lezra

Good Counsel

  • Tracking down the data
    Dustin Herman
  • Starting out right
    Catelyn McDonough

Question of the Month

  • What's the most meaningful praise you've received in your legal career?

Tech Brief

  • Locking down internet security
    Daniel J. Siegel

Justice in Motion

  • Congressman Kennedy speaks at Leadership Luncheon
  • Focus group your case
  • Trial lawyers recognized


  • Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom
    by Neal Feigenson, reviewed by Thomas D. Penfield


  • The lighter side of the law