Liz McCormick Published

E-Filing Expands to Monroe County


E-filing is expanded again, now to its third county in the state.

West Virginia Judiciary’s Unified Electronic Filing System, or e-filing for short, started in Marion County in August 2013, and then in April of this year, it expanded for the first time to Jefferson County. On Tuesday, it expanded again to Monroe County.

E-filing allows circuit courts to have electronic backups of both confidential and public cases.

Only a handful of other states have currently gone fully to e-filing, and the goal is to make West Virginia one of those additional states.

Once the system is statewide, it would be paid for by the user. The Supreme Court is paying for the upgrade in technology in all circuit clerks’ offices. Public documents will eventually be accessible from any computer anywhere.