What does high number of judicial vacancies mean for NJ court system?

Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | March 18, 2021 | Law

Even when the state fully reopens, New Jersey’s court system is facing a major backlog of work. Judicial vacancies now number 74, according to New Jersey Courts; that’s an increase of 21 from the same time last year. With a serious shortage of superior court judges and as courtrooms remain closed, cases are piling up.

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