Law New – Transforming the Legal Industry

The legal industry is in the midst of a major shift. It is transforming to more closely resemble the businesses and societies it serves. It will become more holistically diverse – cognitively, demographically, culturally and experientially. Its workforce will be creative, tech and data-proficient, empathetic and collaborative. It will deliver accessible, on-demand, scalable and data-sharing legal products and services that are at the speed of business and society. It will work seamlessly across enterprise business units and beyond to support the broader corporate ecosystem.

Law new refers to a broad range of innovative approaches that can be used by legal firms to help clients achieve their objectives. These are different from traditional practice models in that they focus on generating value for the client rather than on meeting the firm’s own internal needs. Law new techniques can include collaborative work with allied experts outside the firm, project management and cost efficiencies. It also includes embracing emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Historically, legal innovation has focused on efficiency gains or cost savings and has been driven by technology adoption and the desire to reduce lawyer headcounts. However, this is a limited approach to the legal transformation challenge. The more significant and impactful approach is one that focuses on client impact and creates value through collaboration with a range of stakeholders, including allied legal professionals and non-lawyers.

This bill would authorize local government agencies to impose curfews on drone operators who fly near a public assembly or gathering without prior permission, or who drop items within state or local correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers. The bill would also require that people who operate drones notify the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection when they violate a local law or rule that protects the rights of residents, workers or visitors at those facilities.

A bill to create a new law must be sponsored by a legislator. It must then be reviewed by a committee in each chamber of the Legislature before it can be voted on. A bill that passes both houses of the Legislature becomes a law.