- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
Professional regulation could face a dwindling role as robots take over more and more jobs once reserved for professionals. One analyst warns that the accounting profession, for one is especially susceptible to automation. Jim Peterson, a former Arthur Anderson lawyer, writes that automation has the potential to decimate the accounting industry by first replacing human auditors, then working its way up to the highest – and licensed – levels of the profession.
Original article: “‘Rise of the Robots’ – It’s Time for Accountants to Be Afraid” by Jim Peterson for Going Concern.