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BUDGET CUTS, BACKLOGS AND BACKLASH - Add court administrators to the long list of people who are having a crappy time during the pandemic. As state judiciaries across the country struggle with the logistical—and, in some instances, constitutional—challenges associated with both remote and in-person proceedings, they’re also dealing with slashed budgets, growing case backlogs and criticism from attorneys eager to get back to some semblance of business as usual. In our latest Law.com Litigation Trendspotter column, we look at how that trio of intertwined challenges—while not completely new—is being exacerbated by COVID-19, and why things might get worse before they get better.

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