The backlog of civil cases in Texas has grown as the courts come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but those case numbers are expected to level out in fiscal year 2023, according to Office of Court Administration director Megan LaVoie.

The civil backlog has grown as a result of courts prioritizing the felony case backlog, which has been in decline and approaching pre-pandemic levels, LaVoie told a state House of Representatives committee.

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