What Is Law New?

Law is a constantly evolving profession and new approaches to serving clients are always on the horizon. One approach that many lawyers are exploring is known as “law new.” It’s a term that can be hard to define, but generally it means delivering legal services in innovative ways that go beyond just looking at the price tag on a matter. It can include working with underserved communities, finding innovative strategies to assist a client and creating an entirely different practice that may not involve full time partners and staff.

A new law is legislation that has been proposed, debated and passed by a legislature. The legislation is then considered a statute, or an official rule of conduct. A bill can be sponsored by either a legislator or a member of the public. The person who sponsors the bill is often referred to as the author or introducer, and may be joined by cosponsors. Once the bill has been introduced, it is assigned to a committee for research and discussion. If the bill passes through the committee, it is put on the calendar of that chamber for a vote. If the bill passes both the House and Senate, it is then a law.

The City’s laws and regulations are continuously changing, and it can be challenging to keep up with all of the new information. This page provides updates and resources as new laws are passed, rules are issued, and Children’s Bureau policies are announced.

Local Law 13 of 2022

This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to prepare a notice for city agencies regarding federal and state student loan forgiveness programs, which the agency would then make available to employees and job applicants. It also requires that city agencies disclose data breaches involving persons’ private identifying information, and makes certain other changes to existing NYC law.