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FAQs for Trial and Trial News


Editorial Offices

777 6th St., N.W., Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20001-3703
Phone: (800) 727-5056
Fax: (202) 965-0030
E-mail: trial@justice.org

Editorial Staff

Director of Publications and Editor: Jennifer D. Adams, ext. 2813
​Managing Editor, Trial Magazine: Alyssa E. Lambert, ext. 2836
Managing Editor, Law Reporters: Christine Mollenauer, ext. 3509
Senior Associate Editor: Kate Halloran, ext. 3504
Associate Editors: Mandy Brown, ext. 9606; Maureen Leddy, ext. 2875
Online Content and Data Manager: Tina (Christine) Lorin, ext. 3505

Subscription Information

A subscription to Trial is included with AAJ membership. The basic subscription rate for non-AAJ members is:

1 Year — $99

2 Year — $179

3 Year — $249

To subscribe, send a check or money order to Trial, AAJ, 777 6th St., N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-3703, or call (800) 727-5056, or send an email to trial@justice.org.

How can I get the twice-monthly Trial News e-newsletter?

Trial News, delivered by email twice a month, is a benefit of AAJ Membership is available only to AAJ members. The e-newsletter is the magazine’s online component, bringing readers recent news, verdicts and settlements, and other information not included in the print edition.

Digital Edition

The digital edition of Trial is identical to the print version—complete with graphics, art, and advertising—with several special electronic features, including:

  • Live links to URLs and email addresses in ads and editorial text, including article footnotes.
  • Digital archive from March 2011.
  • Keyword search capability in single issue or across all digital issues in the archive.
  • Easy mouse-click navigation.

AAJ members may access digital Trial on AAJ's Web site.

Trial Themes

Each month, Trial focuses on a specific theme, like products liability, medical negligence, or employment law.

Article Submission and Review

All published articles must conform to Trial's article submission guidelines. Submissions should be sent to the editorial offices for consideration.

All submissions are acknowledged on receipt. They are reviewed by the editors and then submitted for peer review by attorneys or experts in the relevant field. The review process usually takes three to four weeks. If an article is accepted, it is typically published two to three months later.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor may be emailed to trial@justice.org or mailed or faxed to the editorial offices.

Book Reviews

Trial does not accept unsolicited reviews. You may, however, contact Trial's editorial offices to express interest in writing book reviews (please describe your area of expertise). The editors will keep you in mind as a potential book reviewer.

Book publishers may send press releases and review copies of new books to Trial's editorial offices. Please send only books that have been in print less than six months and first editions. Trial does not review books by vanity presses or self-publishers.

Ordering Copies of Articles

To order copies of articles that have appeared in Trial, call (800) 727-5056, and give the issue, article title, and author. There is a $20 charge for each copy requested. You can also make your request by email at trial@justice.org. The full text of a limited number of current and past issues is available online to association members.

Ordering Back Issues

To order a back issue, call (800) 727-5056. Back issues are $30 for each issue. You can also place your back-issues order by email at trial@justice.org.

Permission to Reprint, Post, or Distribute Articles

AAJ holds copyright on articles published in Trial unless otherwise indicated in the author's biography. To obtain permission to reprint, post online, or distribute paper or electronic copies of an AAJ-copyrighted article, call, fax, or write the editorial offices. Provide the article title, author, and date of issue, and explain how you intend to use the article. We will respond in writing with permission and a credit line. If the author holds copyright, we will provide a mailing address on request. If another publisher holds copyright, contact the publisher.

Change of Address Information

 Send change-of-address information to AAJ Membership at member.updates@justice.org.

Advertising in Trial

Trial offers a variety of advertising opportunities—including display, attorney, expert, and classified advertising. For more information, contact AAJ Sales at (800) 424-2725, or advertising@justice.org.