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.

Protecting the Vulnerable—Sept 2014

Volume 50, No. 9
September 2014

The September issue of Trial focuses on working to protect vulnerable people. Articles discuss litigation involving nursing home residents, victims of hazing, clients with disabilities, and children with brain injuries.

Theme articles

  • Ethical pitfalls in nursing home litigation
  • Fight hazing in court
  • Sidebar: Changing the culture of bullying one lawsuit at a time
  • Social Security disability claims in changing times
  • Sidebar: Proposed rules undermine social security disability proceedings
  • Proving damages in child concussion cases
  • Sidebar: Lawyers give back to help the vulnerable

Also Featured

  • Members who helped AAJ in a time of need

President's Page

  • All in a day's work

Justice in Motion

  • General Motors and the Sunshine in Litigation Act
  • Upcoming CLE programs help build skills
  • Resources for school bullying litigation
  • 2014 Trial Lawyers Care Award Goes to Noble McIntyre

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Mechanic hurt during unsafe repair of drilling pipe
  • College student falls through skylight
  • Storage unit collapses on patron
  • Failure to timely reposition leg during surgery
  • Failure to repair rotted stairwell


  • Avoid judicial extremes


  • The lighter side of the law