The legal field is one where change happens fast. New ways of working are constantly being developed, and it can be hard to keep up with it all. One area of practice that many firms are exploring is “law new.” Law new is a term that refers to ways of providing legal services in different, innovative ways than have been done in the past. It can also refer to ways of focusing on certain types of clients or using particular strategies that have not been part of traditional law practice.
The new laws that have been passed this month are a good example of the way law new can vary. Some of the new laws are quite broad, while others focus on specific issues. They range from a ban on gender bias in prices to requiring companies to report data breaches. Some of the laws have a direct impact on the lives of citizens, while others will take effect in 2023 or later.
These laws (known as bills) are being debated by Congress and could affect the entire country. They will be subject to a process of research, discussion, changes and voting in both the House of Representatives and Senate.
A bill is a proposed law that would create, amend or repeal federal, state or local laws. It is written and introduced by a senator or representative who sponsors it. A committee of lawmakers will then research the bill, discuss it and make changes before it is voted on by the full chamber. If the bill is passed, it will go to the other branch of government — the President will sign it into law or the Vice President will veto it.
This bill requires City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with notices regarding federal and State student loan forgiveness programs. It requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to prepare these notices. It also repeals a subchapter of the Administrative Code of the City of New York that regulates third-party food delivery service providers.