Law is a field that evolves quickly and it’s important to be open to new ideas when they arise. For many lawyers, this has meant focusing on new ways to deliver legal services to clients. This has led to the emergence of a practice area known as “New Law.” However, defining what this means exactly can be a challenge.
In general, this term refers to providing legal services in a way that’s completely different than the traditional method. It may involve focusing on working with underserved communities or coming up with strategies that have never been a part of traditional law practices. It can also include establishing a separate division within a firm that uses staffers who aren’t on the partner track and that works out of non-traditional office locations.
How Our Laws Are Made
A lawmaker in either the House or Senate can introduce a bill to create a new law. The bill is then assigned to a committee that will research and discuss it. If it passes through the committee process, it is put before that chamber’s members to vote on. If it is approved by both chambers of Congress, it is sent to the President who can sign it into law. The bill is then published as a Federal Register notice, slip law text and consolidated law. It is also available on GPO’s Web site.
The law is also made at the local level in cities and counties. For example, the City of New York has laws and regulations that govern how businesses operate. This includes laws regarding worker safety, public record keeping and information security. It also covers other areas such as land use, parking and zoning.
The City’s laws are available on the Laws of New York website. It’s easy to search for City laws and rules, or to browse them by subject. This includes the Charter of the City of New York, laws passed by the City Council and codified in the Consolidated Laws, as well as the rules of certain City agencies. It’s also possible to search for laws that have been introduced in the City Council and that have been enacted.