Keeping up with the changes in the legal industry requires constant effort. This is especially true if lawyers wish to continue providing services that clients want and need while also creating strategies that help the firm grow and prosper. One concept that is growing in popularity and can help a firm create a new focus is law new. The idea behind this practice is to offer different types of legal service that would not be possible under a traditional model. This can include working with underserved communities or a variety of other issues that might not have been considered part of legal practice in the past.
A proposed policy that is created by the Government and then presented to Cabinet for agreement and consensus is called a bill. The Government then drafts the bill into a piece of legislation that is sent to both houses of Parliament for research, discussion, change, and voting. Once a bill passes through both Houses of Parliament it becomes law.
This bill, nicknamed “Carlos’ Law,” requires greater accountability for corporate negligence that causes the death or serious injury of construction workers on a work site in the City. This bill is named after Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old construction worker who was tragically killed on the job.
This bill, introduced by Councilmember Jessica Gonzalez, would require City agencies that experience a data breach involving the private identifying information of persons to disclose the breach to those affected by the breach and the media. It would also amend the City’s privacy laws to align them with State law.