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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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2020 April—Finding Your Way: Post Verdict & Settlement

Volume 56, No. 4

This month, Trial explores issues that may arise after a case has closed, with articles on enforcing settlement terms, establishing special needs trusts, working with settlement planning experts, and more. Also: Check out Trial News—the online supplement to Trial delivered to AAJ members twice a month—for resources regarding your practice and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Theme articles

  • Holding defendants to their word
    Ingrid M. Evans
  • Plan and preserve
    Kevin Urbatsch and Michele P. Fuller
  • Forging ahead
    Spooner Phillips Interview, by Mandy Brown
  • Family first
    Kelli Byers Hooper
  • Change for the better
    David Sugerman, Paul Bland, and Elizabeth Cabraser Interviews, by Maureen Leddy

Also Featured

  • The Brief April 2020

President's Page

  • Plan for the future, today
    Bruce H. Stern

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Improper disposal of fast food restaurant grease
  • Failure to warn condo residents of violent resident
  • Failure to train police officers on proper use of chokeholds
  • Failure to maintain sewer line
  • Dangerous condition of roadway
  • Improper supervision of unlicensed physician
  • Failure to control school bus
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk
  • Negligent hiring and training of truck driver
  • Failure to repair water leak from elevated platform
  • Failure to properly ground metal footbridge
  • Failure to oversee work at event venue

Good Counsel

  • Challenges for cause
    Roxanne Barton Conlin

Question of the Month

  • How have the intersections of your identity shaped you as an attorney?

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon April 2020


  • Exposure
    Robert Bilott
  • Faith in American Public Life
    Melissa Rogers
  • Open Season
    Ben Crump
  • Presidential Elections and Majority Rule
    Edward B. Foley
  • Supreme Court in Focus


  • The lighter side of the law