A New Law Could Affect Your Law Practice

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A New Law

The legal landscape is constantly changing. This can be due to political processes or court decisions. Whatever the reason, it is important to stay up-to-date on any changes that may affect your business. This is especially true for any laws that could have an impact on your legal practice.

Local Law 13 of 2022

This law would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with notice regarding federal student loan forgiveness programs.

A New Way of Doing Law

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many lawyers are starting to look at ways they can change the way they practice law and make it more affordable for clients. Many are moving to what is called ‘NewLaw’. While there is no agreed definition for what NewLaw is, it seems to include any firm that provides alternative legal services.

Traditionally, law firms have been structured as incorporated legal practices (ILPs) or run as wholly owned subsidiaries of large law firms. With NewLaw, the structures are different and there is a focus on client outcomes rather than billable hours. These types of firms usually operate as joint ventures or have an innovative structure that involves non-lawyers, among others.

While some of these firms may have been around for some time, it is becoming increasingly popular to call yourself a NewLaw firm. The concept is appealing because it can reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the way legal services are provided. The problem is that it can be difficult to distinguish between NewLaw and other businesses offering legal services.

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A New Law

The New Laws Search page allows you to view all newly enacted laws, vetoed bills and some proposals that did not pass into law during a given legislative session. You can also switch what year you are searching for on the fly. Data prior to 2005 is posted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. New law data is updated on a daily basis.