In Teachable Moment of Trial, CVN spotlights key courtroom moments and trial-winning techniques from the country's best attorneys. Today, the spotlight focuses on the power of classic display boards as aids.
When opening trials involving complex, sometimes dry, subject matter, it’s critical to both simplify concepts and keep jurors focused on the story of your case. Screens and projectors are often the go-to aids in these situations. However, in openings of a talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, Kenneth Reilly’s skillful opening showed how effective classic display boards can be in detailing a case, setting up a defense win against an $84 million-plus claim.