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Greene County Circuit Clerk's Office Handles Minor Traffic Tickets to Felonies

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In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Lois Zerrer talks with Greene County circuit clerk, Tom Barr, about the responsibilities of his job, and he shares some facts about his office.

According to Barr, in Fiscal Year 2015, Greene County Courts handled 38,468 cases.

He says there's a civil side and a criminal side to the courts.  The Circuit Clerk's Office is where all of those cases are first filed.

Barr says they've worked to reduce the amount of paper used by requiring attorneys since 2013 to file cases electronically.  Those who represent themselves can still file on paper.