As a legal profession that is constantly changing and evolving, it’s important for lawyers to be open to new ideas at all times. One idea that is becoming more and more popular among law firms is the concept of new law. It’s a way for lawyers to offer different services in ways that are not traditional, and it can be a very effective tool to help generate revenue and make a positive impact on clients.
What is “new law” exactly? The term has been largely coined by lawyers themselves to describe legal delivery innovations that provide fresh icing on the stale cake of legacy legal paradigms. The gist is that new law encompasses alternative delivery models, technology, and multidisciplinary expertise (“non-lawyers”) to create more holistic legal strategies that drive client impact and enhanced experience. However, there is much more to it than that. New law is the emergence of a more fluid and collaborative approach to legal practice that is increasingly integrated with businesses and societies. It involves a shift in focus from the transactional to the strategic, with an emphasis on reducing risk and creating business opportunities for organizations. It also requires collaboration between legal and allied professional colleagues on the business of law side, and between in-house and outside counsel; integration of the legal supply chain, erasing artificial, lawyer-created distinctions between provider sources; and an agile, technology platform-based delivery structure from which agile, fluid, on-demand resources with verifiable material expertise and experience can be sourced.
This bill would require City agencies to promptly disclose to affected persons any cybersecurity breaches involving the private identifying information of individuals, and to the Office of Cyber Command, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and the Mayor’s Chief Privacy Officer, in addition to already-existing obligations to report such breaches to NYPD.
A new law is a piece of legislation passed by Congress, which is the lawmaking branch of the United States federal government. A bill can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, and must go through a process of research, discussion, changes, and voting before it becomes a law.
Similarly, a new law can be created by a city council or other local government body, and must go through a similar process of research, discussion, changes, and a vote. To view current laws of the City of New York organized by subject matter, visit Laws of New York (Public Access Portal). For NYC agency law and rule changes, visit NYC Rules.