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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2016 August—Braving the Outdoors

Volume 52, No. 8

Trial’s August issue focuses on the hazards we encounter outdoors—from cruise excursion accidents to groundwater contamination. Get tips on how to challenge waiver and release agreements, learn how to build a sports-injury concussion case, and catch up on recent trends in contaminated crop litigation.

Theme articles

  • Excursions gone wrong
    Ira H. Leesfield and Adam T. Rose
  • Sidebar: Traversing the litigation slopes
    Christopher P. Koupal
  • Tackling the concussion case
    Daniel S. Chamberlain
  • Sidebar: Ringing the courthouse bell
    David Ratcliff
  • Poison in the well
    John Fiske, Carla Burke Pickrel, and Scott Summy
  • Contaminated crops
    James J. Pizzirusso and Adam J. Levitt

Also Featured

  • A heightened pleading standard
    Emily C. Jeffcott

President's Page

  • On the shoulders of giants
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • Save the date
  • The future of workers' compensation
  • Members help local food pantry in Boca
    Christine M. Mollenauer

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Lack of median barrier leads to fatal highway collision
  • Failure to heed stop sign
  • Negligent hiring of trucking contractor

On the Hill

  • CFPB proposes rule to ban forced arbitration
    Ivanna Yang

Good Counsel

  • Empowering jurors
    Mark Mandell
  • Finding the product id
    Jonathan A. Knoll

Question of the Month

  • What has been your most rewarding experience as a trial lawyer?


  • Experimental surgeries leave child severely disabled
    Kate Halloran


  • The lighter side of the law