EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNew Court Record System Aimed At Improving Accuracy
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 24, 2013 5:12 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 24, 2013 9:45 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A new electronic filing system for West Virginia's court records could save time and money, while also improving accuracy and public access.
The state's high court is launching a pilot program in 14 counties, as it tries to fix widespread problems with record-keeping that caused the mistake release of a kidnapping suspect in Kanawha County this year.
The system is expected to help the courts more effectively keep track of records online.
But some think the new system won't solve all the issues, and many people will still have to visit courthouses for copies of some records.
It's hoped the new system, WV e-File, will be live across the state within two years.
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