What Is Law New?

The legal profession is a fast-paced and ever-changing field. Keeping up with changes in the law requires an open mind and a willingness to explore new ways to benefit clients. One idea that many firms are exploring is “law new.” While it’s not easy to define, this concept can offer firms a way to serve clients in ways that don’t fit the traditional mold, while also providing a source of revenue and a different focus.


A law or statute is an official rule that governs behavior within a society or country. It is created, debated and passed by a legislative body such as Congress, and may be referred to as a bill, an act, or a statute.

New laws and rules issued by City agencies are posted here as they become effective. For additional law and rule information, please visit Laws of the City of New York (Public Access Portal) and NYC Rules.

THIS LOCAL LAW AMENDS NEW YORK CITY STATUTE 20-CB-2109 To require certain third-party food delivery services to register with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection and to repeal subchapter 22 of chapter 5 of title 20, administrative code of the City of New York, containing existing laws regulating such third-party food delivery services.

This local law amends the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in the State’s SHIELD Act. The amendments would expand the requirement that City agencies disclose a data breach to affected individuals, as well as make other minor revisions. Read the full text of Local Law 53 of 2024.