Fairfax Circuit Court Receives NACRC 2007 Best Practices Award

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Sept. 13, 2007

Fairfax Circuit Court Receives
NACRC 2007 Best Practices Award

The National Association of County Recorders, Elected Officials and Clerks (NACRC) has presented its 2007 Best Practices Award to the Fairfax Circuit Court. The award recognizes the virtual probate file developed by Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court John T. Frey and the Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
The virtual probate file increases accuracy and efficiency by automating the processing of probate documents and eliminating time-consuming manual processes. Previously documents were typewritten, manually stamped and sent off-site to be microfilmed. Now, information is entered into a database, electronic documents are created and users sign on an electronic signature pad one time. Documents and indexes are immediately available for public review. Subscribers to the Fairfax Circuit Court’s secure remote access system can search, retrieve and print probate documents from home or office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without coming to the courthouse and without the assistance of a clerk.
NACRC is a professional organization of elected and appointed county administrative officials, who network on a national level to share information and ideas. This year’s nominations focused on the automation and modernization of records, but nominations also included best practice topics such as electronic recording, leadership, data entry, workflow methods and timely Internet access of records. The annual Best Practices Award recognizes innovations in the field.
Further information on the virtual probate file procedure is available by contacting the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, 703-246-4111, TTY 711.

NACRC Award recipients
Back Row: Left to Right: Tracey Davison, Pam Caussin, Pat Davidson, Brenna Sawyer, Doug Clegg
Front Row: Left to Right: Karen Billings, John T. Frey, Shannon Scott, Linda Zehner 


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