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Some law offices begin to accept credit cards

September 24, 2013

Many business owners and managers across the country have already realized the benefits offered by accepting credit cards, learning that doing so can help to attract new consumers and can make the payment process much more efficient

Many business owners and managers across the country have already realized the benefits offered by accepting credit cards, learning that doing so can help to attract new consumers and can make the payment process much more efficient. Now many organizations outside of the retail realm have begun to adapt to consumers’ preferences for credit cards.

The Clerk of District Court’s office is Yellowstone County recently announced that it had installed credit card processing technologies so that citizens could pay for their fines or fees using electronic cards, according to he Laurel Outlook.

Kristie Lee Boelther, clerk of district court at the office, told the news source that many patrons are extremely frustrated by services that only accept cash.

“I have heard many frustrated patrons who come up to open a case or pay a fee and say they never carry cash,” Boelther told the Laurel Outlook. “Many come in from rural areas, struggle to find parking, and once they get to the seventh floor, find they need cash. Many are here to file for divorce, a law suit, or even open a probate after the loss of a loved one, so they are not here under the happiest of circumstances. This option, even though small, will hopefully ease the frustration of doing business, not only with the court but downtown.”

Credit card processing offers consumers high levels of convenience
Citizens in Genesee County, Michigan, can also pay for many of their legal fees thanks to recently installed payment processing systems. John Gleason, county Clerk-Register of the town, told MLive.com that his office recently began accepting credit and debit payments for legal fees, as well as for the distribution of birth, death and marriage certificates. Gleason suggested that the step was necessary, as many citizens now consider credit cards to be the ideal mode of payment.

“This is the current use of currency in our community: credit cards,” Gleason told MLive.com. “Not many people carry around a pocketful of cash.”

Erwin F. Meiers III, president of the Genesee County Bar Association Board of Directors, also told MLive.com that the addition of payment processing technology makes accepting payments much simpler for the office.

“It allows us to be able to pay with much more ease,” Meirs said during a news conference, according to MLive.com.

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