West Virginia Judiciary

 

CourtPlus Initiative

WV Circuit Clerk E-filing and Case Management Modernization Project

Status of E-Filing

The CourtPlus Initiative is currently in a pilot phase, and is operating in the following counties. Please refer to this table as more counties are added and additional case types are enabled for electronic filing.

Counties using e-filing (updated July 8, 2016)
County Notes
Hampshire

Hampshire County Clerk Sonja Embrey joined the Electronic Filing Project on November 12, 2015 by a Complaint filed by Daniel T. Booth; the presiding Judge was the Honorable Charles Parsons of the Twenty – Second Judicial Circuit. Electronic Filing is not mandated in Hampshire County, the circuit clerk accepts all filings electronically with the exception of Juvenile Abuse and Neglect, Mental Hygiene, Domestic Violence, Family Court Appeals, Habeas Corpus, Mental Hygiene, Personal Safety, Civil Appeals from Magistrate Court, Magistrate Removals and any filings from Pro Se Litigants.

Jefferson

Jefferson County Clerk Laura Storm joined the Electronic Filing Project on April 20, 2015 by Stephen G. Skinner filing the first case; the presiding Judge was the Honorable David H. Sanders of the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit. A mandatory order was issued by the Supreme Court of Appeals for case types Civil and Domestic. The only cases filed in Jefferson County are Domestic (with the exception of Domestic Violence) and civil case types (with the exception of Habeas Corpus). No criminal, magistrate or other case types are electronically filed. Pro Se Litigants are barred from filing any document electronically.

Marion

Marion County Circuit Clerk Rhonda Starn accepted the first electronic case in the state of WV on December 9, 2013. The case was filed by attorney Scott Tharp, and the presiding Judge was the Honorable David R. Janes of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. The Supreme Court issued a mandatory order for filing all civil and domestic cases to begin December 1, 2014. Cases accepted by electronic filing include all cases with the exception of Juvenile Abuse and Neglect, Mental Hygiene, Domestic Violence, Family Court Appeals, Habeas Corpus, Mental Hygiene, Personal Safety, Civil Appeals from Magistrate Court, Magistrate Removals and any filings from Pro Se Litigants.

Monroe

Monroe Clerk Leta Gullette-Comer joined the Electronic Filing Project on May 19, 2015 with Jeff Pritt filing the first civil case, the Honorable Robert A. Irons of the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit presiding. There is no mandatory order in Monroe County; filings accepted include all cases with the exception of Juvenile Abuse and Neglect, Mental Hygiene, Domestic Violence, Family Court Appeals, Habeas Corpus, Mental Hygiene, Personal Safety, Civil Appeals from Magistrate Court, Magistrate Removals and any filings from Pro Se Litigants.