In a profession that thrives on change, it’s important for lawyers to embrace new ideas at every turn. One idea that’s growing in popularity is “law new.” This concept is about providing legal services in different ways. It’s about finding better and more efficient ways to work with clients. And it’s about using innovative strategies to generate revenue. All lawyers should consider whether this type of practice could be a good fit for them.
In this week’s LawNews, we look at a few new laws and legislative initiatives that could affect your life or the lives of people you know.
The Government creates laws by passing bills through Congress. A bill starts out as a proposal, or proposed policy, that’s submitted to the House of Representatives or the Senate. Once it’s introduced, it goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and voting until it becomes a law.
If you’ve ever shopped for beauty products like shampoo or lipstick, you may have noticed that they sometimes cost more than very similar versions for men. A new law will help stop this kind of gender bias by requiring stores to offer identical products at the same price.
In the wake of a massive data breach, new laws will require City agencies to disclose private information to affected residents and the public. The law will also make it easier for individuals to sue the companies that have harmed them.