FAQs for Trial and Trial News
- How can I contact Trial?
- Who's who on the editorial staff?
- How do I subscribe?
- How can I get the twice-monthly Trial News e-newsletters?
- What is the digital edition of Trial, and how can I get it?
- What are the themes for this year's issues?
- How do I submit an article, and how will you decide whether to publish it?
- Where do I send a letter to the editor?
- Can I submit a book review or a book to be reviewed?
- How do I order copies of articles?
- How do I order back issues?
- How can I get permission to reprint an article or post it online?
- Where should I send change-of-address information?
- How can I get information about advertising in Trial?
777 6th St., N.W., Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20001-3703
Phone: (202) 965-3500 ext. 9550
Fax: (202) 965-0030
Director of Publications and Editor: Jennifer D. Adams, ext. 2813
Managing Editor: Alyssa E. Lambert, ext. 2836
Associate Editors: Kate Halloran, ext. 3504; Ryan Watson, ext. 9606; Diane M. Zhang, ext. 9513
Editorial Assistant: Chloe Burke, ext. 9550
A subscription to Trial is included with AAJ membership. The basic subscription rate for non-AAJ members is:
1 Year — $99
To subscribe, send a check or money order to Trial, AAJ, 777 6th St., N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-3703, or call (800) 424-2725 ext. 9550, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trial News, delivered by email twice a month, is a benefit of AAJ Membership is available only to AAJ members. The e-newsletter is the magazine’s online component, bringing readers recent news, verdicts and settlements, and other information not included in the print edition.
The digital edition of Trial is identical to the print version—complete with graphics, art, and advertising—with several special electronic features, including:
- Live links to URLs and email addresses in ads and editorial text, including article footnotes.
- Digital archive from March 2011.
- Keyword search capability in single issue or across all digital issues in the archive.
- Easy mouse-click navigation.
AAJ members may access digital Trial on AAJ's Web site.
Each month, Trial focuses on a specific theme, like products liability, medical negligence, or employment law.
All submissions are acknowledged on receipt. They are reviewed by the editors and then submitted for peer review by attorneys or experts in the relevant field. The review process usually takes three to four weeks. If an article is accepted, it is typically published two to three months later.
Trial does not accept unsolicited reviews. You may, however, contact Trial's editorial offices to express interest in writing book reviews (please describe your area of expertise). The editors will keep you in mind as a potential book reviewer.
Book publishers may send press releases and review copies of new books to Trial's editorial offices. Please send only books that have been in print less than six months and first editions. Trial does not review books by vanity presses or self-publishers.
To order copies of articles that have appeared in Trial, call (800) 424-2725, ext. 9550, and give the issue, article title, and author. There is a $10 charge for each copy requested. You can also make your request by email at email@example.com. The full text of a limited number of current and past issues is available online to association members.
To order a back issue, call (800) 424-2727. Back issues are $25 for each issue. You can also place your back-issues order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAJ holds copyright on articles published in Trial unless otherwise indicated in the author's biography. To obtain permission to reprint, post online, or distribute paper or electronic copies of an AAJ-copyrighted article, call, fax, or write the editorial offices. Provide the article title, author, and date of issue, and explain how you intend to use the article. We will respond in writing with permission and a credit line. If the author holds copyright, we will provide a mailing address on request. If another publisher holds copyright, contact the publisher.
Send change-of-address information to AAJ Membership at email@example.com.
Trial offers a variety of advertising opportunities—including display, attorney, expert, and classified advertising. For more information, contact AAJ Sales at (800) 424-2725, ext. 8331, or firstname.lastname@example.org.