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 May—Medical Negligence

Volume 53, No. 5

Medical errors are one of the most common causes of death in the United States, but bringing malpractice claims is often a challenging process. Prepare yourself with Trial’s May issue—with tips on compelling audit trail evidence and overcoming jurors’ preexisting beliefs about medical negligence lawsuits. Also: an interview with Joanne Doroshow, founder of the Center for Justice & Democracy.

Theme articles

  • Blazing a trail
    Jennifer L. Keel and Matthew R. Laird
  • Sidebar: Compelling production of adverse incident reports
    Nicholas C. Johnson
  • A voice against tort "reform"
    Joanne Doroshow Interview, by Ryan Watson
  • What's on jurors' minds?
    Jeffrey D. Boyd
  • Understanding newborn strokes
    Lisa B. Weinstein

President's Page

  • A constitutional assault
    Julie Braman Kane

Also Featured

  • The Brief May 2017

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Jeep crosses centerline
  • City employee fatally strikes pedestrian in crosswalk
  • FEHA violations
  • Unlabeled treats at city camp lead to fatal reaction
  • Camper aims water gun at counselor, injures his eye
  • Failure to install ventilation system

On the Hill

  • We fight back
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Three rules of mentoring
    Ellen A. Presby
  • Striking out on your own
    Christa Haggai-Ramey

Question of the Month

  • Which deceased judge or lawyer would you most like to meet?

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ caucuses give back
  • Looking to the future of class actions and mass torts


  • Horrific police misconduct leads to systemic reform
    Alyssa E. Lambert


  • The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries
    by Suja A. Thomas, reviewed by Juwon W. Adebayo


  • The lighter side of the law