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.

See below for a sample of the current issue. To access the current issue and more, members login here.

2016 July—Drugs & Devices

Volume 52, No. 7

Drugs and medical devices are supposed to save patients’ lives. But they are often rushed to market without proper safety testing and protocol, resulting in devastating injuries and death. Find out how to hold powerful drug companies and device manufacturers liable in the July issue of Trial—from tips on battling preemption to advice on handling mass torts.

Theme articles

  • Attacking preemption: Combat Riegel expansion
    Martin D. Crump and Wes Stevenson
  • Attacking preemption: Overcome the clear evidence defense
    Thomas V. Ayala and M. Elizabeth Graham
  • A milestone in gender equality
    Aimee Wagstaff and Paul Pennock interviewed by Diane M. Zhang
  • Managing mass torts: Laying the groundwork
    James D. Gotz and Robert K. Jenner
  • Managing mass torts: Five tips for harnessing discovery
    Jim M. Perdue Jr. and Brian Winegar
  • Managing mass torts: Streamlining MDLs
    Adam M. Slater

President's Page

  • The bedrock of the civil justice system
    Larry A. Tawwater

Justice in Motion

  • CFPB proposes class action waiver ban
  • Learn the latest trial techniques in the City of Angels
  • AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Police officer shoots and paralyzes suicidal man
  • Wrongful termination
  • Improper lookout
  • Friend's overenthusiastic greeting results in party guest's ankle injury
  • Tenant claimed slick step, building code violation led to slip and fall
  • Failure to protect workers from plant's asbestos hazards

On the Hill

  • Riders on the Hill
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Grow your firm the right way
    John Gomez
  • Different uses for focus groups
    Abbas Kazerounian

Question of the Month

  • Why did you become a trial lawyer?


  • Case Framing
    Mark Mandell

Tech Brief

  • Manage your client's digital footprint
    Daniel J. Siegel


  • The lighter side of the law