New Law for the Law Industry

The law industry is poised for change, driven by new sources of demand and legal buyer activism. But the nature of this change is difficult to predict. A new form of legal delivery based on collaborative, client-centric solutions, technology, and multidisciplinary expertise (“non-lawyers”) is taking shape. This is not legal ops, which introduced established business processes and technology to the industry, driving process efficiency but not paradigm shifts that drive customer impact and enhanced experience. New law is more than a delivery model or a set of services; it is a rethinking of the legal industry itself.

Legal buyers are demanding that their suppliers partner with them to deliver accessible, affordable, on-demand, and data-backed legal products and services to address risks and capture opportunities at the speed of business and society. This new law will be delivered via legal platforms that connect and integrate the industry through horizontal and vertical integration, joint ventures, managed services, and other collaborative mechanisms. These platforms will create legal product and service ecosystems that are more collaborative, transparent, accessible, practical, scalable, efficient, and data-backed.

These platforms will also enable the legal function to collaborate with other enterprise business functions and stakeholders on a wide range of projects, erasing artificial, lawyer-created distinctions between legal and other provider sources. This will facilitate the rapid response needed to deal with significant, complex, global challenges that cannot be mastered by a single function or enterprise alone.

This bill requires companies that provide food delivery services to customers in the City to obtain a license to do so. It provides penalties for violations of the law.

This bill amends existing laws to require the City’s Department of Transportation to issue a permit for any company or person providing food delivery or pickup services in the City of New York. It also requires the Department to review permit applications and requirements and to notify applicants if the application is denied. The bill also amends existing law to require the City to notify persons whose personal identifying information is subject to a security breach or that such breach has occurred. It also establishes procedures and guidelines for the investigation and remediation of a breach. The bill would take effect on January 1, 2023.