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How Was the ECR Program Implemented?

In early 1995, a group of King County judges, attorneys, and clerks gathered to consider the question: How can we best facilitate justice? Their conclusion was that facilitating justice meant providing easier and more reliable access to court records. files Their visionary work laid the foundation for the ECR Program.  Learn more ...

Taking a Phased Approach

Implementing the ECR Program in phases was crucial to the Program's success. As a 1998 Project Report succinctly put it, “overall vision, however clear and compelling, cannot be realized whole.”  Each phase was individually funded, enabling immediate benefits to be realized at each phase.  Learn more ...

Costs and Benefits

Since its institution, the ECR Program has saved King County over $9 million. By moving from paper to an electronic record, the County’s microfilming and filing costs were nearly eliminated and courier costs were drastically reduced. Staff positions that were re-aligned and eliminated amounted to nearly half of the savings.  Learn more ...