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 October—Seeking Justice

Volume 52, No. 10

Trial lawyers serve some of society’s most vulnerable members. In Trial’s October issue, read about handling cases involving police brutality against the emotionally disturbed, representing survivors of child sex abuse, and helping transgender people fight workplace discrimination.

Theme articles

  • Excessive police force against the emotionally disturbed
    Antonio M. Romanucci
  • Representing survivors of child sex abuse
    Jason P. Amala and Jeffrey R. Dion
  • A veteran's wish
    Jamal Alsaffar
  • A safe haven
    Matthew Dietz
  • Sidebar: Legislation threatens the ADA
    Susan Steinman
  • The many faces of transgender discrimination
    Elizabeth F. Schwartz
  • Sidebar: Stopping the violence
    Adele Kimmel

Also Featured

  • AAJ Officers, 2016-2017

President's Page

  • Serving society to the fullest
    Julie Braman Kane


  • Letter to the editor
    Scott P. Carness

Justice in Motion

  • CLE in the Big Apple
  • Trial lawyers recognized for achievements
  • CALG selects winner of first law student writing competition

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to ensure safe lifting procedures
  • Failure to protect worker from plant's asbestos hazards
  • Slipping hazard at worksite
  • Disability discrimination
  • Delivery driver backs dumpster into worker's knee
  • Improper lookout on ski slope

On the Hill

  • Department of Education fights forced arbitration
    Zoë Oreck

Good Counsel

  • Identifying authorized generic drugs
    Jaime E. Moss
  • Springboard from second chair to first
    Whitney J. Butcher

Question of the Month

  • What recent U.S. Supreme Court decision do you consider the most significant, and why?


  • An admission of elder abuse
    Diane M. Zhang


  • The lighter side of the law