Washington County e-filing put on hold; state struggles with demand

Posted: October 22, 2017 at 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County is hiring two clerks to handle court documents because the caseload keeps growing and the state won't implement an electronic filing program.

Arkansas Court Automation Programs

Arkansas Court Automation Programs provides technological support to the state’s courts, makes court information available to the public and develops online, court-related services, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts website. The plan to provide statewide jury and case management technology to all 75 counties underwent a large-scale effort in 2011. Since then, however, the projects seem to have slowed with some counties, including Washington County, not fully getting services, county and state officials say.

Source: Staff report

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