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THE HANGOVER - This first full week of 2021 has made crystal clear that, while cracking open a new calendar may be cathartic, it doesn’t actually wipe the slate clean from the year before. Nobody, it seems. understands this better than trial lawyers. Law.com reporters recently caught up with litigators around the country to get their predictions for this year  and hit upon a common theme: even with a vaccine, the challenges—and opportunities—presented by COVID-19 are not going anywhere any time soon. In this, our first Law.com Litigation Trendspotter column of the new year, we survey a litigation landscape that is still littered with closed courtrooms and virtual proceedings, but that promises plenty of work on the horizon.