Whether it is protecting an abused child, ensuring that a polluter pays fair cleanup costs, or defending the State against a claim, law new is a way of life for the approximately 500 deputy attorneys general who make up the Division of Law. Each day, they do their best to make the law work for New York.
As part of the New York State Bar Association’s ongoing commitment to excellence, we are proud to share some of the great work our members have been doing to bring the law into the 21st century. New law can be a powerful tool to help clients overcome obstacles, reach their goals, and improve the quality of their lives.
Law New: New Ideas at Every Turn
The concept of law new is something that all lawyers should be aware of and able to use to their advantage. By using this strategy, a firm can offer new services to their clients without impacting other areas of practice that might be the primary focus of the firm. A well thought out plan utilizing this concept can be a great way to increase client satisfaction and increase revenue for a legal firm.
A bill to create a law is introduced in one of the two chambers of Congress by a senator or representative who sponsors it. The bill is then assigned to a committee whose members will research, discuss and possibly change the bill before it is brought to the full body of that chamber for a vote. If the bill passes, it is sent to the other chamber where it goes through a similar process before becoming a law.
The legislature recognizes that government is the people’s business and that citizens should be able to review the documents and statistics used to determine government decisions. The legislature further recognizes that any person who willfully prevents public access to information subject to this article violates the people’s right to know their government.
SS 209 – Privacy: Data breach notice; shared data
This bill would amend City law to require that City agencies notify persons when private identifying information about those individuals has been accessed, disclosed or otherwise released in a cybersecurity incident. It would also align the City’s data breach notification laws with requirements of State law.