What Is Law New?
A system of rules and regulations that a country or community develops in order to deal with crimes, business agreements, social relationships and so on. It can also refer to the professions that work in this area of societal organization, including lawyers, judges and law enforcement officers.
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The legal profession is constantly evolving. In recent years, new ideas have been emerging that challenge the way we deliver legal services and how law firms operate. One of those ideas is known as “law new.” Law new can mean different things for different firms, but in general it’s about looking at how lawyers can help their clients in more innovative ways. It’s about embracing technology, focusing on process and creating strategies that haven’t been part of traditional law practice in the past.
For some, it means working with underserved communities. For others, it’s about providing a more efficient service that allows a firm to offer a more flexible price model. It’s about finding a way to make law a more attractive career choice for young people who may have had to consider other careers due to the recession.
This bill would amend City law to require that when a fast food employer must lay off employees, it discharges them according to inverse seniority (i.e., those hired first will be discharged last). It also imposes additional obligations on certain City agencies that experience security breaches that involve personal identifying information of individuals, such as names, addresses and email addresses. This bill would require such agencies to promptly notify affected persons and the City’s Chief Privacy Officer, whereas in the past the obligation was limited to notifying those affected by a data breach. It would also update the provisions on when such notifications are required to align them with state law.