The Covid-19 pandemic has led to federal and state courts substantially limiting access to courts and necessarily delaying hearings and trials.  When courts reopen, it is reasonable to expect significant civil case backlogs to persist in many jurisdictions well into 2021.  In this Bloomberg Law article, Judge Nan R. Nolan (ret.), Jonathan M. Redgrave, and Christopher Q. King discuss how special masters will be essential to helping parties and courts in a wide variety of cases address the civil litigation bottleneck created by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read the full article here.