Law new refers to new approaches to legal work and delivery, typically by combining traditional law practice with nontraditional methods such as leveraging technology. These efforts can offer a fresh way to solve a business problem, capture opportunities and gain efficiencies. The field of law new is growing fast and is a critical area for every lawyer to understand.
A new way to work with clients
Many firms are adopting new ways to deliver legal services, often by leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence. The goal is to offer a more cost-efficient, effective and responsive alternative to traditional practices that are often labor intensive and time-consuming. It’s an approach that is gaining momentum and is likely to transform the entire industry in the years to come.
The legal industry will more closely resemble the businesses and societies it serves
The legal industry is poised to undergo a paradigm shift from provider to customer-centricity. This will result in a more fluid, collaborative approach to legal delivery and problem solving, with a focus on customer impact that produces high net promoter scores. This will be accomplished by integrating the legal function within the enterprise, and across multiple stakeholder groups and industries.
As part of this transformation, the legal function will become a cross-functional team sport, comprised of legal practitioners, “techies,” process/project managers and data analysts. Fit-for-purpose technology will be used as an enabler to support a strategic plan whose end game is improved customer/end-user outcomes and experience. This will be done by reverse-engineering a business model that is customer-centric, not driven by legacy delivery models and outdated legal education, self-regulation and profit preservation.
A law that could put an end to the pink tax
Consumers who shop for shampoo and other personal care products might notice that some items marketed toward women cost more than very similar versions aimed at men. This is because of a longstanding practice in the retail sector known as the “pink tax,” which is designed to keep women out of higher-paying jobs. This month, a law went into effect that may help to end this gender bias.
A law that could protect patients’ privacy
In New York City, the city is trying to prevent data breaches by requiring hospitals and medical centers to notify residents when their private information is exposed to hackers. The law would also require these facilities to provide detailed written notices about the breach, including a description of the personal information accessed and the number of individuals affected.
A law that could make it harder for police to access certain evidence
Lawmakers in California are taking a hard look at how the police use their authority to access and use criminal records, in light of allegations that the department has been using information obtained improperly from private sources. The legislation, which has been pushed by police critics, would limit the use of certain information from social media and other sources for background checks on potential suspects.