Law Firms and New Law

New law is an area of practice that legal firms can harness to create a variety of different ways to help clients. It can mean working with underserved communities or using new technology to serve clients in entirely different ways than in the past. It can also involve creating strategies that serve as a secondary focus for the firm and can work in tandem with the firm’s core business. This concept is one that all law firms should explore.

Federal Law

Federal laws are the legal authority of the United States government, and include constitutional, statutory and regulatory law. Laws are passed by Congress and enacted into the United States Code by the President. They can be found in the Statutes at Large, which is published annually by the National Archives and Records Administration. Search federal statutes by name, keyword, congressional session or type of legislation.

Local Laws

The law of the City of New York includes the Charter, laws passed by the City Council and the Mayor and periodically codified in the City’s Consolidated Laws, as well as ordinances, rules and regulations. This website provides access to the full text of these laws.

Deed Theft Prevention

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation today to strengthen protections against deed theft, a growing problem in which home owners are cheated out of their property titles. The new law (S.6577/A.6656) would require City agencies to promptly disclose data breaches involving personal information to affected persons and the Chief Privacy Officer, and expand the list of crimes that can be used to void fraudulent instruments affecting ownership of or interests in property, among other changes.

This site contains links to public law bills, which have been formally introduced in Congress and are numbered by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Search bills by name, topic, or Congress to find out what has been enacted into law and learn about the impeachment process. The site also provides links to slip law texts – legal materials that become part of the official law of the land when they are passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.