WSR 99-01-105

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION

Cite as: AGO 1998 No. 13[November 23, 1998]



courts - county clerk - records - Authority of county clerks to share confidential case file information with Judicial Information System.



Where a statute or court rule directs that courts will share information with one another for the better administration of justice, or other suitable purposes, county clerks are obligated to provide appropriate case file information to the Judicial Information System (JIS), including information otherwise classified as confidential; providing the information to the JIS is not a violation of the confidentiality statutes.

The Honorable Mary Campbell McQueen

Administrator for the Courts

1206 South Quince Street

P.O. Box 41170

Olympia, WA 98504-1170

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