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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 April—Environmental Hazards

Volume 54, No. 4

The April issue of Trial focuses on environmental hazards. Learn how to assist clients and protect your practice after a natural disaster, from helping clients navigate the insurance claims process to preparing a business continuity plan for your firm. Also read about developments in food safety, chemical regulation reform, and more.

Theme articles

  • After the storm
    Conlee Whiteley and Caitrin Reilly
  • Sidebar: TLC steps up after natural disasters
    Marie D'Avignon
  • When disaster strikes
    Randall O. Sorrels and Michelle A. Ciolek
  • Q&A: A safer food supply
    Bill Marler interview, by Kate Halloran
  • What's next for chemical safety
    AAJ Public Affairs

Also Featured

  • Bike share roadblocks
    Michael S. Keating
  • The Brief April 2018

President's Page

  • Tireless advocacy
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Collision center glued on roof, resulting in car's catastrophic structural failure
  • Failure to order lane closure at highway construction site
  • Excessive force
  • Sanitation worker fatally crushed between street sweepers
  • Tired trucker causes fatal collision
  • Failure to maintain lane
  • Negligent placement of PVC pipe on beginner ski slope
  • Pallet underneath store display posed hidden danger
  • Railroad failed to take precautions that could have prevented fatal collision

On the Hill

  • A Congress of small ideas
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Better to be brief
    Karen Roberts
  • Finding the right fit
    Craig M. Goldenfarb

Question of the Month

  • Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you in your practice?

Tech Brief

  • Nurture your network
    Gyi Tsakalakis


  • Failure to warn of drug's risks led to birth defects
    Mandy Brown

Justice in Motion

  • Specialized programming tailored for you
  • Minority Caucus Lobby Days


  • The lighter side of the law