Judges Report 75% Drop In Court Activity During Pandemic

By By Brandon Lowrey of Law360

Law360 (April 21, 2020, 7:18 PM EDT) — Hundreds of judges have reported that their courts are operating at less than a quarter of their pre-pandemic levels, prompting the National Judicial College this week to announce it would begin a formal study of COVID-19’s effects on the judicial system.

Judges who left comments on the judicial training group’s survey released Monday described prioritizing only absolutely necessary hearings and expressed concerns about their own health and safety.

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