In the field of law, it’s important to be open to new ideas at every turn. This is especially true when it comes to what lawyers have started calling “law new.” Law new, of course, refers to the growing number of companies, startups and even law firm subsidiaries augmenting traditional legal services with fresh thinking and innovative approaches to solving problems. This area of the practice is gaining rapid momentum and deserves close attention from all those who make up the legal profession.
In this article, we’ll explore how a well thought out plan of working with law new can benefit any firm that chooses to embrace it. It’s a way to offer the kind of help that some clients need without negatively impacting other areas of the firm that might be its primary focus.
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Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation S.6577/A.6656 to strengthen protections against deed theft, a practice in which home owners are cheated out of property titles. The legislation includes a number of reforms including empowering the Attorney General and district attorneys to pause related eviction or ownership dispute proceedings, expanding the list of crimes that allow prosecutors to move to void fraudulent instruments affecting ownership of and interests in property, and more.
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