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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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