The legal profession is a dynamic, ever changing industry. New challenges arise quickly, and the strategies that work one quarter may not be as effective the next. As a result, firms are always looking for new ways to meet client needs and deliver services in innovative ways. This is often known as “law new.” The concept is hard to define, but it typically refers to new approaches to the practice of law that offer clients a fresh, cutting edge approach. This might include working with underserved communities, embracing technology or creating new business models that are designed to generate profits through alternative means than those found in standard practice.
A new way to do law can benefit clients, increase revenue and provide a distinct competitive advantage. This is especially true when the strategy is carefully planned and implemented. Law new can be used as a primary focus for the firm or as an adjunct to its core practices. It can also be a great way to expand a firm’s reach and open up new markets.
This bill would require City agencies that experience a security breach involving private identifying information of persons to promptly notify the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) and affected individuals, as well as make certain disclosures. The bill would also amend the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in the State’s SHIELD Act.
The law of New York consists of the New York Constitution, laws passed by the legislature and periodically codified in the Consolidated Laws of the City of New York, and decisions by courts that interpret these laws. The New York Consolidated Laws also contain rules and regulations passed by City agencies, as well as the laws of the State of New York.
This bill would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with notice regarding student loan forgiveness programs, and for DCWP to make this information available on the agency website. The bill would also require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with DCWP, to create a guide on the best practices for providing disability benefits to employees and job applicants.