Law New: New Ways of Practising Law

The legal profession is constantly evolving. New challenges arise at breakneck speeds and what worked one quarter might not be the best way to proceed the next. This is especially true when it comes to alternative ways of practicing law, or “law new.” While this concept may not be well understood by some lawyers, those who embrace and capitalize on it can create enormous value for their clients.

Often, when someone says “law new,” they mean they are working with underserved communities, developing innovative strategies that have not been used in the past or focusing on process and not just results. The term also applies to companies, startups and even law firm subsidiaries that offer services outside of traditional law practice settings, often with their own leadership structures and fee models.

The term is difficult to pin down, but most people agree it refers to the idea that there are new and different ways of practicing law than have been used in the past. It also relates to the idea that those practices are designed with the client’s needs in mind and utilizes technology to help deliver value.

Local Law 53 of 2024

This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to prepare a notice regarding federal and state student loan forgiveness programs for agency employees and job applicants. The department would then make the notice available to the public.

This bill would amend the provisions of Chapter 3 of Title 20, the Administrative Code of the City of New York, relating to third-party food delivery services. The bill would require these services to register with the Department of Health and provide certain information, including a contact telephone number, the name and address of the service provider, the type of food provided, and the fees charged. The bill would establish penalties for violations of the provisions of this chapter. It would repeal Subchapter 22 of Chapter 5 of Title 20, the Administrative Code of the City, relating to third-party food delivery service providers. The bill would also add requirements related to sanitary conditions, insurance coverage and public safety. The bill would require the department to review and update the registration requirements on a regular basis. It would also prohibit a third-party food delivery service from operating in the City without a valid license. It would further authorize the department to deny or refuse to renew a license, suspend or revoke a license, or otherwise take action against a service provider for violations of this chapter.