What is Law New?

Law new is a term that can be hard to define, but for most it means a different way to practice law. This can mean working with underserved communities or coming up with new strategies for reaching clients. It can also include providing services outside of a traditional firm setting, such as through a company or law firm subsidiary. A well-thought-out plan using this concept can help legal firms meet the needs of their client base without impacting other areas of practice that may be a primary focus.

The New Laws section features articles that highlight changes to laws and rules in the City of New York and in other local jurisdictions across the country. These updates can have a significant effect on how lawyers, and their clients, interact with the legal system. The articles also discuss trends in the profession, including changes to existing laws and how the legal industry responds to those changes.

The federal legislative process is a complex and sometimes frustrating one, but understanding how laws are created can help citizens have a greater voice in the political arena. Learn about the role Congress plays in creating legislation, how bills are introduced into both houses of the U.S. Congress, and how the House and Senate work together to review and approve a bill before it becomes law.

Newly passed laws in California

The new year has brought an array of changes to state and local laws, with many more on the horizon. Some of these changes will have an immediate impact on daily life, while others may take some time to kick in.

This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), to prepare a notice regarding student loan forgiveness programs for City agency employees and job applicants. The bill would further require DCWP to make the notice available to employers in New York City for distribution to their employees and job applicants.

SS 209 – Disclosure of personal information

The bill amends the City’s privacy laws to align them with those of the State and to expand requirements for disclosing private identifying information in cases of data breaches. It would also increase the obligation of City agencies to disclose such information to affected persons, and to certain other individuals and entities who are required to notify victims of security breaches under existing law. It would also amend the definition of “personal information” to include the name, address, telephone number, and social security number of a person.