Trial Magazine

2018 March—The Well-Rounded Lawyer

Volume 54, No. 3

This March, Trial explores how to build sustainable and fulfilling legal careers. Learn about fostering a healthy office culture, cultivating mindfulness, creating a firm succession plan, and more. Also: a Q&A with attorney and law professor Shanin Specter on engaging with the next generation of plaintiff lawyers.

Theme articles

  • Mindfulness and well-being
    Brenda Fingold
  • Sidebar: Zen under fire
    Tyson Logan
  • 5 steps for succession planning
    Matthew P. Rosenberg
  • The plaintiff lawyers of tomorrow
    Shanin Specter interview, by Kate Halloran
  • Fostering a healthy office culture
    Gail A. Glick
  • Branching out: Reinvent yourself
    Ira H. Leesfield
  • Branching out: Freeing the innocent
    Mark A. Emison
  • Branching out: Build a longer table
    Jennifer Greene
  • 2018 TLC Award nominations
  • Stopping sexual harassment
    Kelly Armstrong

Also Featured

  • The Brief March 2018

President's Page

  • Finding your joy
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Falling shingles strike tenant
  • Failure to maintain balcony
  • Advanced fee loan fraud
  • Age, disability discrimination
  • Unsafe operation of vehicle
  • Laundry truck fatally strikes pedestrian crosswalk
  • Fatal watercraft collision
  • Delayed response to emergency
  • Failure to inspect utility pole
  • Improper venting of ammonia gas

On the Hill

  • Data breach legislation finally in the works
    Jacqueline Kappler

Good Counsel

  • Supporting vulnerable clients
    Leslie O'Leary
  • Email do's and don'ts
    Brooke Bove

Question of the Month

  • Is there anything you wish you had done differently in your career?


  • Motocross rider's death leads to safety changes
    Kate Halloran

Justice in Motion

  • CALG selects winner of annual law student writing competition
  • Improve your communication skills
  • A second chance
    Diane M. Zhang


  • Constance Baker Motley: One Woman's Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law
    by Gary L. Ford Jr., reviewed by Rachel Gittleman


  • The lighter side of the law