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What is ECR?

ECR refers to the electronic court record in King County Superior Court. The electronic record is the official court record. ECR is used every day as a vital part of the Clerk and court's way of doing business. In most cases, it is the only record being kept and is the record being used to conduct court business; the paper copy is not normally retained.  Learn more...

Why Implement an Electronic Record?

As early as 1992, the King County Clerk’s Office began considering the possibility of moving away from paper for its official court records. At that time, the clerk received an average of 23,000 paper pages filed every day. Paper filing could be inefficient and unreliable, and only one person at a time was able to access a court record. King County also had plans to build a new Regional Justice Center, including an additional court house and clerk’s office, to be located miles away from the superior court.  Learn more...

A Masterful Plan

In the 1990s, visionary leaders in the King County Clerk's Office saw the economic and procedural efficiency that an electronic court record could provide. This vision was implemented via a guiding Master Plan. Learn more...

Breaking Down Paradigms

The transition from paper to an electronic court record was a paradigm shift for all stakeholders. ECR is a comprehensive system. Except for particular documents required by law, the electronic court record is the only record maintained; it is the record used to conduct court business daily. Approximately 7,000 documents are received by the clerk daily.  Learn more...