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Pogue’s Basics: How to forward a text message

David Pogue

In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.

“Well, great,” one reader wrote, “but how do you forward a text message!?”

Find out how here…

Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers’ Clerkship | Law.com

Caricature of William Ballantine. Caption reads “He resisted the temptation to cross-examine a Prince of the blood”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BY GABRIELLE ORUM HERNÁNDEZ

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It’s not often that you’d consider the old school, white-wigged English barristers and chatbot technology in the same sentence, but Stephen Ward, a career barristers’ clerk and founder of clerk-oriented technology company Clerksroom, took his interest in developing technology and turned it back on his own job.

Billy Bot is a chatbot that can interface with members of the public about some of the same preliminary legal questions that barristers’ clerks often handle. “This really is a natural development from building case management systems and online payment portals. We’re looking at new ways to automate old-fashioned practices,” he said.

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Read the entire article about Billy Bot here…

5 Practical Tips For A Paperless Family Law Office | Family Lawyer Magazine

Following these steps can help you save time and money by making the switch to paperless.

By Richard Hugo-Hamman

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How can you bring your family law firm into the 21st century and go paperless? Here are five practical tips to help you make the transition.

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Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration Page

May 3 Webinar: Working with the IRS Office of Appeals

Register here to watch “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals — What to Expect,” a free 90-minute webinar, scheduled for May 3 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Topics include the role of Appeals, an overview of Appeals policies and procedures, and an outline of procedures for examination and collection cases.

Certificates of completion will be offered. Earn one continuing education credit in Federal Tax.

Richard Susskind, “Upgrading Justice” – YouTube

Private Collection of Some Overdue Federal Taxes Starts this Month–The Internal Revenue Service 

The Internal Revenue Service is sending letters to a relatively small group of taxpayers whose overdue federal tax accounts are being assigned to one of four private-sector collection agencies.

The new program, enacted by Congress, enables designated contractors to collect, on the government’s behalf, unpaid tax debts. Usually these are unpaid individual tax obligations that are several years old and not currently being pursued by IRS collection employees.

Read more here…

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