Bates_no is a program which helps attorneys(or anyone using the Bates numbering system) to identify e-documents. While many programs can be used for Bates stamping individual pages in e-documents, few will assign Bates numbers to the filenames. Bates_no will. This feature is useful in identifying files for discovery and evidentiary purposes as well as for records management. The program was developed at the request of an attorney specializing in forensic processing of computer data and designed with his assistance.