“Judges at large” to ease case backlog

The worsening docket load in the lower courts has long been a concern. To address this, the Supreme Court will be hiring 50 ‘judges at large’ as stated in an administrative resolution dated December 3, 2019. “Judges at large” have no permanent courts and may be assigned by the Supreme Court as acting or assisting judges in any regional trial court or municipal trial court “as public interest may require” and in order to ease the case backlog of a particular branch.

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