As the legal industry continues to evolve, many law firms are turning to a new concept called “law new.” It’s not as easy to pin down as the traditional practice of law but it encompasses strategies that work for certain clients and focuses on areas of practice that may be different from those that have traditionally been the focus of most legal firms.
Some of the law new concepts being utilized by law firms include working with underserved communities, creating innovative approaches to client services and utilizing strategies that have not been part of typical law firm operations in the past. It can also mean working with a wide range of clients and using a variety of billing methodologies.
New laws that came into effect July 1 include the recognition of Juneteenth as a state holiday, an expansion of firearm liability protections and more. Click through the gallery to see the full list of new laws, including the licensing of third-party food delivery services and the repeal of a subchapter in the Administrative Code that contains current regulations relating to those services.
The process for creating a law begins with an idea to create a policy or law being proposed by the Government, drafted into a bill and presented to Congress (the legislative branch of the federal government). There are two bodies that make up Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The bill is researched, discussed, changed and voted on by members of both houses. If it passes both chambers, the President signs the bill into law.
City agencies that experience a data breach involving persons’ private information would have to notify the Chief Privacy Officer and the Office of Cyber Command. This bill aligns the City’s notification requirements with those in New York State’s SHIELD Act.