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Clerk’s filing method draws criticism

Some lawyers say the clerk’s method of filing documents at Charlottesville Circuit Court makes searches difficult.

Clerk Paul Garrett apparently has his office index matters beginning with the phrase “In re” if that’s how the document is titled, reports The Daily Progress. Including the “In re” prefix requires searchers to add that phrase to find those cases on the court’s new public access system, the paper reports.

Searching for the name alone fails to produce the information sought, according to the report. Local lawyers apparently have concerns about the indexing method.

By Peter Vieth

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