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 September—On The Technological Edge

Volume 53, No. 9

Stay on top of the latest technological developments with Trial’s September issue. Get up to speed on the “Internet of Things,” creating a tech budget that works for your office, and the basics of consumer data breach cases. Also: a Q&A with retired Judge Sandra Mazer Moss.

Theme articles

  • Web of liability
    Michael Gras
  • In the breach
    Aaron Blumenthal and Andre M. Mura
  • Lights, camera, depo
    Wiliam S. Friedlander
  • Sidebar: Tools of the trade
    William S. Friedlander
  • Tune in: six legal podcasts
    Kate Halloran and Diane M. Zhang
  • Unraveling tech budgets
    Lloyd N. Bell

Also Featured

  • Q&A: She persisted
    Sandra Mazer Moss interview, by Priscilla Jimenez
  • The Brief September 2017

President's Page

  • A double-edged sword
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Police cruiser broadsides SUV
  • Sheriff's deputy causes intersection collision
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Fatal stabbing
  • Failure to diagnose coronary artery disease
  • Vehicle strikes cyclist in intersection
  • Failure to protect employee from violent coworker
  • Unsafe workplace

On the Hill

  • Rhythm of the Hill
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Tactical civility
    Laurel Halbany
  • Deposing the difficult witness
    Drew LaFramboise

Question of the Month

  • What is your favorite legal thriller?

Supreme Court Review

  • An uphill battle over jurisdiction
    Erwin Chemerinsky

Justice in Motion

  • Fall CLE: Medical negligence and focus groups
  • Complimentary personal jurisdiction document library
  • Remembering those lost in the station nightclub fire


  • Broken promises lead to elderly woman's death
    Kate Halloran


  • The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms
    by Kevin Davis, reviewed by Lindsay Cordes


  • The lighter side of the law