CHARLESTON – Circuit Express just received a facelift—the first in 17 years—to give it a more modern look and feel.
The updated website went live May 1.
The subscriber system that allows users to view docketing information at 36 of West Virginia’s circuit courts.
“We’ve been doing this forever,” said Software Computer Group Vice President Bobby Boggess. “It began with a phone modem and only allowed one person at a time to call in and view the information. When the court’s began to have high-speed internet, it became what it is today.”
Boggess said the website has been the same for 17 years.
“The website will have a brand new landing page with a more modern look to it,” Boggess said. “We’ve increased the speed and accuracy and made it much more efficient. It has a better presentation.”
Software Computer Group began developing the software for the courts in West Virginia in 1982. In 1990, the remote service known as WV Circuit Express was created.
Even when Circuit Express was the first-generation phone modem, it was still faster than going to the courthouse and waiting at the counter for a clerk to pull a file and copy the documents.
Boggess said when the internet became a stable platform was when Circuit Express was changed to a web-based portal.
The web-based portal allows unlimited subscribers to access the circuit court systems that are available.
The same login credentials work on the new-look site, which can be found at www.wvcircuitexpress.com.