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 December—Premises Liability

Volume 52, No. 12

When a person is injured on someone else’s property, who should be held accountable? In the December issue of Trial, read about emerging litigation over increasingly popular trampoline parks, key factors in child dog bite cases, and more on premises liability. Also featured: a look at the upcoming Supreme Court docket, and presentation software for all your courtroom needs.

Theme articles

  • Charting your liability course
    John H. (Jack) Hickey
  • Seven factors to consider in a child dog bite case
    Kenneth M. Phillips
  • Sidebar: Wound evaluation and analysis
    Ron Berman
  • Building your construction accident case
    Adrian O. Vega
  • High-flying danger
    Thomas A. Crosley

President's Page

  • Wrapping up 2016
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • Prepare for trial
  • A safe ride home during the holidays
    Ryan Watson
  • Roadway design and maintenance

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Reckless driving causes fatal rear-end collision
  • Bus company's negligence leads to passenger's death
  • Worker falls from unsecured ladder

On the Hill

  • Looking back
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Know your worth
    Brian Ketterer

Question of the Month

  • What was your most challenging case?

Supreme Court Review

  • Race dominates the docket
    Erwin Chemerinsky

Tech Brief

  • Presenting with Prezi
    Sach Oliver


  • A dangerous business decision
    Kate Halloran


  • The Experimental Society
    Marshall S. Shapo


  • The lighter side of the law