The legal profession is always changing, presenting new challenges that may not have existed the previous quarter. It’s important for lawyers to be aware of these new developments so they can adjust their practice accordingly. One such area of change is “law new.” This concept, which is becoming increasingly popular among legal firms, refers to strategies that allow them to offer help to clients in innovative ways. This can include working with underserved populations, using alternative fee structures and focusing on process. The term law new is a general one that can be hard to pin down because it covers so much ground.
Federal Law New
A bill to create a new law is introduced in either the House of Representatives or Senate by a sponsor who hopes it will pass. The bill is then sent to a committee of members tasked with researching it, discussing it, making changes and ultimately voting on it. If the bill passes, it is forwarded to the other chamber and a similar process occurs in that chamber. Once both chambers have passed a bill, it is forwarded to the President for signing into law.
State Law New
This legislation is designed to create greater accountability for corporations that cause the death or injury of workers at construction sites in New York City. It is named in memory of Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old worker who died at a construction site in Queens. The bill would require all construction labor providers to be licensed and to maintain records of their work, and it also provides for increased fines and penalties for violations.