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
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.
Following these steps can help you save time and money by making the switch to paperless.
By Richard Hugo-Hamman
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.
May 3 Webinar: Working with the IRS Office of Appeals
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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.