What is Law New?
Law new is an area of legal practice that encompasses many different types of work and business models. It’s one that all lawyers should pay close attention to, because it has the potential to grow into a large portion of their firm’s revenue and allow them to help clients in ways they couldn’t before.
Getting to know what the term “law new” really means is important for all lawyers, as it can be hard to pin down. Essentially, it’s about looking at the big picture and how to best serve the needs of clients. This can mean embracing technology, creating a separate set of processes and providing legal services that differ from traditional ones in several key areas.
A new law can impact a broad range of individuals and businesses in a variety of ways, and may affect specific industries, job sectors or regions. Some laws are aimed at promoting gender equity, protecting consumer and worker rights, or increasing transparency. Others are meant to provide a boost to the economy, or to make life easier for residents and tourists.
Generally, new laws come from Congress in the form of legislative proposals known as bills. These bills are numbered in the order they are introduced and typically get assigned to committees where they will be researched, discussed, changed and voted on. If a bill passes both houses of Congress, it becomes a public law (or Act), and is published in the Statutes at Large.
For example, a recent law that took effect in California will add a little more transparency to salaries by requiring employers to post job postings with their salary ranges, broken down by position and gender. But intense business opposition blocked a proposed rule that would have required companies to publish pay data by job, race and gender.
The New York Law Journal tracks the progress of all enacted, vetoed and rejected legislation in New York and federal courts that interpret state laws. Laws are grouped into categories such as civil, criminal and administrative cases. In addition, the Journal offers a comprehensive New York law library containing the state Constitution, laws passed by the legislature and periodically codified in the New York Consolidated Laws, and decisions of New York courts that interpret state laws.