A small technology company in Richmond is continuing to increase its national footprint. Green Filing, which has developed an online portal for filing court documents, has reached an agreement with the Indiana Supreme Court to serve as its first alternative to the state’s existing electronic filing platform. The agreement involves Indiana trial and appellate court filings for attorneys and the public. It builds on existing deals with the Utah and Texas judicial systems and a soon-to-be-announced partnership in California.
Co-founder George Knecht says the national market is limited because each state’s e-filing system is set up differently. "Every state chooses to implement electronic filing in a different way. In Indiana, Texas and Utah, they’ve implemented a model where the court has set up a situation where they’ve created a competitive market for companies like us to provide our services." He says other states have created their own system that attorneys are required to use. Knecht says these different situations "define what our market is."
Knecht says the company has developed a system that allows a large amount of users with very little overhead. Green Filing currently employs five workers, including co-founder and Earlham College graduate Eric Eastman. Knecht says Green Filing is anticipating adding workers, likely developers that would be based at the Wayne County headquarters.
Co-founder George Knecht says the company is in a position to grow along with demand.