YAKIMA--Yakima County's judges don't have to handle heavy case files anymore.
All county judges are now trained on the new paperless system. It allows judges, police and everyone else to access files from anywhere.
Most important, it saves time and money. Yakima County clerk Kim Eaton estimates it's helped save more than $40,000 since January.
"Saving has come with the staff savings because we're not spending so much time running around looking for court files. We get the document imaged as we have been and we audit it."
Going paperless will also help space issues. Right now files fill several rooms.
Eaton said it should take about two years to get the entire clerk's office on the paperless system.