The legal industry is undergoing significant, profound change. It is transforming to become more like its corporate customers and society at large-cognitively, demographically, culturally, experientially, tech-proficient, customer-centric, empathetic, agile, and integrated. This transformation will be driven by two principal sources: (1) large-scale legal buyer activism; and (2) corporate Goliaths with the brand, capital, know-how, customer-centricity, data mastery, tech platforms, agile, multidisciplinary workforces, and footprint in/familiarity with the legal industry. The result will be law new, a different, more accessible, affordable, on-demand, scalable legal product and service model that helps businesses solve problems and capture opportunities at the speed of business and society.
The law makes it a felony for anyone to make fake emergency calls that result in police, fire department or other responders showing up at a house. The penalty is up to 10 years in prison.
Licensed process servers must register with DCWP and pay the same licensing fees as other private sector workers. The law also requires them to obtain a license for each location where they conduct their work.
Starting this week, it will be illegal in California to buy and sell raw milk or use a syringe for injection. The law was passed in response to recent outbreaks of salmonella poisoning and an increase in reports of severe illnesses linked to raw milk consumption.
Local Law 129 of 2021 amends the city’s item pricing rules by creating an exception for stores that provide price scanners available for customer use. The rules include an explanation of the required number and adequate locations for these scanners.
A new law permits the placement of historic site signs at locations listed in the Green Book, a travel guide that black travelers used during segregation to find places to stay and eat. The law includes provisions that require city agencies to provide their employees and job applicants with information about student loan forgiveness programs.
The new law applies to any entity that conducts public business and performs a governmental function for the state, a public corporation or authority, or for the cities, towns, villages, school districts and their committees and subcommittees. This includes, but is not limited to, public corporations, boards of trustees, councils, commissions, governing bodies and legislative bodies.
The law adds to a long list of laws already in place that restrict the use and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. It also includes restrictions on the cultivation, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of products containing synthetic cannabinoids. This law is designed to protect children from exposure to these substances and limit the potential for drug abuse and addiction. It will also require retailers to label products that contain synthetic cannabinoids with warnings and educational material for parents and children. The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2023.