The start of the year means a lot of changes in law in the state of New York. From worker rights to public resources, Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed 730 bills into law so far this year with 87 more awaiting her review. Some of the major changes include raising the minimum wage to $16 an hour in NYC, Westchester and Long Island and expanding eligibility for victim compensation funds. Other laws are aimed at decreasing exposure to lead paint, improving security in apartment buildings and increasing access to drug testing services.
Judicial clerkships remain a coveted opportunity for future law attorneys to gain experience and earn recognition in the legal profession. However, with more women and minorities entering law school than ever before, these clerkships have been facing challenges. This article explores some of these trends and the potential impact they have on the legal industry.
A new generation of lawyers is taking on the challenge of a complex and challenging legal environment. Many of these younger lawyers are looking for innovative ways to deliver legal services in an era where the market is increasingly competitive and clients are demanding greater value. One method of doing this is through the practice of law new, which refers to a form of legal work that is done by staffers not on the partner track and who use non-traditional fee structures.
New York law includes constitutional, statutory, regulatory and case law. Statutory law is created by the legislature and codified in the New York Consolidated Laws. Other types of law are ordinances, resolutions, initiatives, regulations and laws created by City agencies and other City boards, commissions, departments, and committees. The law of a particular jurisdiction also includes decisions by judges interpreting the local constitution, statutes, and regulations.