Sorry. I realize this is a slow time for LSAC because everyone is submitting stuff now, I didn't mean "incompetence." It just seems like if it's a slow time, bring in more people, get stuff done if people's applications deadlines depend on it.
I understand your frustration, but when you made the choice to apply to law school, you should have looked at deadlines more carefully and evaluated your own situation. I'm sure you have already concluded the same (hence your disclaimer in the original post), but in your unique situation of having to process 4 transcripts during a period of heavy volume for LSAC, I wouldn't be surprised if it took twice as long as the "up to 10 days" you quoted. Meanwhile, sit tight. If you feel it has an adverse effect on your apps, you can always apply next year. I understand you want to go to law school this fall, but if that can't happen, trust me, you have plenty of options to work, travel and study in the next year, and the rest of your life to go to law school. Time flies when you're having fun.Send in your apps and don't worry about it. Pick up a hobby, PT job or volunteer activity while you wait so you don't drive yourself and your family nuts.