A good lawyer is always looking for new ways to help clients and generate revenue. One of the newest trends is a practice known as “law new.” This approach focuses on utilizing nontraditional methods to serve clients and can include things like working with underserved communities or embracing technology. Law new is not as easy to define as other forms of legal practice but it’s an important concept for all firms to understand.
A law firm focusing on this kind of practice can add value for their clients in a way that traditional legal services do not. This can also serve as a secondary focus for a firm without having a negative impact on other areas of the business. It’s a great way to unleash the potential of a law firm and offer the kinds of legal help that many clients need in an increasingly complicated world.
This bill requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), to prepare a notice regarding student loan forgiveness programs for City agency employees and job applicants. It would also repeal a subchapter in the Administrative Code that contains existing laws regulating third-party food delivery service providers.
Currently, a bill must be introduced in the House of Representatives or Senate in order to become law. It will then be assigned to a committee that will research, discuss, and make changes to it before it is put to a vote. If it passes in one chamber, the process is repeated in the other so that both bodies have a chance to pass a bill that will be law.
While it would be nice if transformation in our administrative state could produce change in our academic discipline of legal scholarship, such an effort is unlikely to succeed. The reason is that transformation requires a new conception of law, not just some minor adjustments to the way we think about it. Until this happens, the demands for “new law” will continue to sound hollow.