Law new is a term that has been used in recent years to describe innovative ways of providing legal services. It typically involves using different methodologies to offer help to clients, embracing technology and relying on a mix of staffers including non-lawyers. It is not a new concept but it has become more common in the industry and it is something that all legal firms should be aware of.
The goal of law new is to produce change that has an impact on both legal consumers and society-at-large. This is a very different goal than the “legal ops” movement which is focused on internal efficiency and often involves creating a team of people who do not practice law and may work outside of a traditional firm environment.
A law new project could include a team of non-lawyers who work together to help a client with a legal issue such as a divorce or a real estate transaction. It could also involve a group of people working on a project for an organization that needs legal advice such as a nonprofit or a corporation. The idea behind law new is that it can be an effective and efficient way of helping those who need it most without compromising on the quality of work or on the integrity of the legal profession.
This bill requires City agencies that suffer a data breach involving personal information to promptly disclose the fact and extent of the breach to affected persons, to the Chief Privacy Officer of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and to the NYPD. It would also require that the City’s security incident response plan be updated to include requirements for the collection of PII in incidents involving third parties.
A bill is a proposal to establish, amend or repeal a law. It is submitted to a legislative body such as a state legislature, the Congress or the United States Senate. Once the bill is introduced, it can be referred to a committee or put up for a vote. If the bill is voted on and passed, it becomes a law. Learn more about the process for making laws at the federal level by reading our article on how bills become laws in Congress.