Law new is a catchall industry term that’s linked to “legal tech,” “legal ops” and legal innovation. Each is an end unto itself for many “legal techies.” But to be impactful, technology must be part of a larger change process whose purpose is better serving legal consumers and society at large, not preserving outdated delivery models, self-regulation, and conflict-of-interest mechanisms. This change process is driven by legal consumers’ demand for value and the law new of delivering accessible, affordable, on-demand, legal products and services that support business and life.
The speed, complexity and fluidity of business require collaboration at an unprecedented scale. Complex, cross-functional projects like the development of the Covid-19 vaccine are a clear example. So too are the countless other legal matters that involve multiple parties and require diverse expertise.
It’s important to remember that the idea of “law new” has its roots in the practice of law itself. When a client needs help with a complicated matter or a novel issue, lawyers are increasingly looking for ways to work with them in innovative ways that are different from the way they’ve done things in the past. That could mean, for instance, working with underserved communities or creating strategies that haven’t been a part of the traditional law practice model.
A well-thought-out plan using law new techniques can offer the help that some clients need without impacting other areas of practice that might be a firm’s primary focus. And it may enable the law firm to do more good and create more value for its clients than it would have been able to do with traditional practices.
How A Bill Becomes A Law
Congress is the lawmaking branch of the federal government and has two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. A member of either chamber can introduce a law to be considered by the entire body. It’s then sent to a committee for research, study and discussion. If the committee recommends changes, the bill goes to the full chamber for a vote. If the bill passes, it’s sent to the president’s desk for approval. If it doesn’t pass, it’s sent back to the committee.
The laws of New York consist of constitutional, statutory, regulatory and case law. It’s available online and is organized by subject matter. It also includes the Charter of the City of New York, laws passed by the legislative and judicial branches of state government, and the New York Consolidated Laws. The site offers a search function that makes it easy to locate specific statutes. It’s a great resource for students, researchers, and the general public. The website is free to use and requires no registration. New York law is updated as often as possible and may be viewed in either HTML or PDF format.