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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2017 April—Damages

Volume 53, No. 4

How do jurors approach and think about cases--and how does that affect the recovery of damages? Trial tackles these questions and more in its April issue. Featuring a conversation with Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, read about the cognitive shortcuts underpinning jurors' decisions; how to anchor damages; and connecting with millennial jurors. Also featured: readers' most memorable law school moments.

Theme articles

  • Under the surface
    David A. Wenner
  • Five ways to drive damages
    Artemis Malekpour and David Ball
  • Dropping the anchor
    Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Brandon Thompson and Lindsey Lee
  • The next generation of jurors
    Howard L. Nations
  • Get the picture
    William S. Bailey
  • Hiring a life care planner
    Nancy Bond
  • Protect your life care plan
    David L. Kwass and Elizabeth A. Bailey

Also Featured

  • Unspoken
    Dan Clements
  • The Brief

President's Page

  • All hands on deck
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ releases robot car report
  • A jazz packed weekend in The Big Easy
  • Pound Forum on jurisdictional issues

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Boston Whaler collides with fishing skiff, severely injuring sisters
  • Failure to fix passenger gangway controls
  • Gender discrimination
  • Unsafe crosswalk
  • Defective wall forming system

On the Hill

  • It's raining bills
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Lessons from Cicero
    Kurt Zaner
  • Exposing defense excuses
    Paul Luvera

Question of the Month

  • What is your most memorable law school moment?


  • Focus groups in semi-truck collision case
    Ryan Watson


  • Danger Above: A Tragic Death, An Epic Courtroom Battle
    Robert Zausner


  • The lighter side of the law