West Virginia Judiciary

CourtPlus Initiative | Governance 

CourtPlus Initiative

WV Circuit Clerk E-filing and Case Management Modernization Project

Project Governance

Pursuant to an Administrative Order entered June 29, 2016, West Virginia’s CourtPlus Initiative is overseen by three committees comprised of trial and appellate judges, clerks, attorneys, court staff, and technology specialists. The three committees also rely upon an advisory group of select users and experts to obtain feedback on the best methods to implement and improve the system.

Executive Steering Committee
Business Management Committee
Technology Management Committee
CourtPlus Advisory Group

The Executive Steering Committee provides overall guidance on the project and to the other two committees, and has authority to issue process directives related to the project.

The Business Management Committee considers the functional needs of courts, attorneys, and justice partners and makes recommendations to the Steering Committee.

The Technology Management Committee considers the technical needs of the project and makes recommendations to the Steering Committee.

The CourtPlus Advisory Group assists the committees and the project team by considering specific aspects of the system and making suggestions regarding development, implementation, rule changes, statutory changes, process changes, and other matters as requested. The Steering Committee can designate additional members to serve on the Advisory Group as needed.


Executive Steering Committee

Hon. Robin Jean Davis
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice

Hon. Menis E. Ketchum
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice

Business Management Committee

Rory Perry, Chair
West Virginia Supreme Court Clerk

Hon. David R. Janes, Vice Chair
Circuit Judge, 16th Judicial Circuit

Hon. Kenneth D. Ballard
Family Circuit Judge, 11th Family Court Circuit

Hon. H. Charles Carl III
Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit

Sonja Embrey
Hampshire County Circuit Clerk

Leta Gullette-Comer
Monroe County Circuit Clerk

Scott Harvey
Director of Technology, Admin. Office

John Hedges
Attorney

Brenda Miller
Ohio County Circuit Clerk

Pat Tillery
Deputy Dir. Technology, Admin. Office

Technology Management Committee

Scott Harvey, Chair
Director of Technology, Admin. Office

Rory Perry, Vice Chair
West Virginia Supreme Court Clerk

Hon. David J. Sims
Circuit Judge, 1st Judicial Circuit

Pat Tillery
Deputy Dir. Technology, Admin. Office

Robin Tucker
Marion County Chief Deputy Clerk

CourtPlus Advisory Group

Joseph Sellaro
DHHR/BCSE

Natalie Deneen
Family Court Secretary-Clerk

Dana Eddy
Public Defender Services

Jordan Weese
Circuit Court Law Clerk

TBD
Prosecuting Attorney's Institute

Stephanie Bailes
Treasurer's Office

Daniel Booth
Attorney

Mike Rutherford
Kanawha County Sheriff

Tom Scarr
State Bar Liaison

TBD
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority

All Division Directors
Administrative Office of the Courts


Project Team

The Project Team is made up of court staff, contractors, and vendors who are responsible for implementation of the system in each county, as well as project management, development, testing and quality assurance, user education, and logistics planning. The Project Team works closely with the judicial personnel and court staff in the pilot counties.

Project Manager Rory Perry, Clerk of Court
West Virginia Supreme Court
Lead Coordinator Barbara Core
Retired Circuit Clerk, Marion County
Team Members Matt Arrowood, Director
Division of Circuit Clerk Services, Administrative Office

Robin Tucker, Contractor
Marion County Chief Deputy Clerk
Developer On-line Information Services, Vendor
Pilot Judges Hon. David R. Janes, Marion County Circuit Judge
Hon. Patrick R. Wilson, Marion County Circuit Judge
Hon. Robert A. Irons, Monroe County Circuit Judge
Hon. David M. Sanders, Monroe County Circuit Judge
Hon. H. Charles Carl III, Hampshire County Circuit Judge
Hon. Charles E. Parsons, Hampshire County Circuit Judge
Hon. Glen Stotler, Hampshire County Family Court Judge
Hon. David H. Sanders, Jefferson County Circuit Judge
Hon. David P. Greenberg, Jefferson County Family Court Judge
Pilot Clerks Rhonda Starn, Marion County Circuit Clerk
Sonja Embrey, Hampshire County Circuit Clerk
Leta Gullette-Comer, Monroe County Circuit Clerk
Laura Storm, Jefferson County Circuit Clerk