The legal field is constantly changing. Firms are finding ways to improve client service and develop new strategies. This has led to the concept of “law new.” While it can be difficult to define, law new usually refers to a different type of legal practice that utilizes non-traditional methods. It is often a way to create value without impacting the primary focus of a law firm.
As a result, this is one area of practice that lawyers should understand and use to their advantage. It can help them find ways to work with underserved communities and give clients the legal help they need. This can be done in a variety of ways, from working with non-profits to setting up satellite offices. While this is only a small part of the legal industry, it can help create new sources of revenue and help grow firms.
Starting July 1, a handful of new laws will go into effect in California, including recognizing Juneteenth as an official state holiday, imposing penalties on firearm dealers who fail to comply with the Firearm Industry Responsibility Act, streamlining the construction of affordable housing and more. Also, City agencies would be required to provide employees and job applicants with notice of student loan forgiveness programs.
This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to prepare a notice for City agency employees and job applicants regarding student loan forgiveness programs. This bill would also amend the definition of “personal identifying information” to align it with requirements in the SHIELD Act, and require City agencies that experience a breach of personal identifying information to promptly disclose that to affected persons. Finally, this bill would impose a penalty on contractors who do not carry worker’s compensation insurance.