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 January—Keeping Our Kids Safe

Volume 54, No. 1

In January, Trial explores some of the risks young people face—from the internet to the playing field. Read about cyberbullying, preventable sports injuries, protecting transgender students, and more. Also: what’s in store at AAJ’s 2018 Winter Convention in Maui.

Theme articles

  • Cyberbullying, from schoolhouse to courthouse
    Adele Kimmel and Nancy Willard
  • Q&A: Awareness & acceptance
    Jennifer Levi interview, by Diane M. Zhang
  • Fumbling preventable brain injuries
    Richard H. Adler and Melissa D. Carter
  • Blind spots in booster seats
    Adam J. Langino and Leslie M. Kroeger
  • Sidebar: Safety first
    Rachel Weintraub interview, by Diane M. Zhang
  • Through a child's eyes
    Bobby DiCello

Also Featured

  • The Brief January 2018
  • 2018 AAJ Winter Convention preview: Aloha!

President's Page

  • A voice for the most vulnerable
    Kathleen Nastri

Editor's Note

  • Hearing from you
    Jennifer D. Adams

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Forklift driver backed into security guard, leading to leg amputation
  • Failure to control glass load
  • Police fatally shoot unarmed African-American teen
  • Wrongful termination, discrimination
  • Dust cloud from orchard leads to vehicle collision
  • Rear-end collision
  • Improper placement of wooden sign
  • Chicago subway train derails after operator falls asleep
  • Failure to provide sign language interpreter
  • Sexual assault at military boarding school

On the Hill

  • Backdoor tort 'reform'
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Advocacy and credibility
    Stephanie S. Riley
  • Reaching across the 'v'
    Sara Schramm

Question of the Month

  • What's your number one tip for working efficiently at the office?

Tech Brief

  • A new view with Google Earth
    Alexandra Hamilton


  • 'Rules of the Road' help elderly man get justice
    Mandy Brown


  • Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice
    by Joel Cohen, with Dale J. Degenshein, reviewed by Rodney G. Gregory


  • The lighter side of the law