CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A retiring circuit clerk from Marion County will help other circuit clerk offices start a new program to make all counties have a uniform filing system that can be viewed anywhere online.
Barbara Core, who retired Wednesday after 26 years in office, will serve as the liaison between the judicial system and one of the private companies that will install electronic filing in circuit courts statewide, according to a news release from the Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court announced the plan to make all filings systems the same. As a first step toward a statewide system for circuit clerks, 14 counties will participate in a pilot program using Software Systems, a Morgantown company.
Marion County and Jefferson County will be the first to go online with electronic filing because employees in those offices already have scanned several years' worth of documents.
Marion County has scanned circuit court documents dating back 10 years while Jefferson County has scanned all documents ever filed, the release states.
Eventually, all documents will be online in a PDF format and will be available to the public from any computer.