New Law in New York

Law is a field that is constantly growing and changing. To stay ahead of the curve, lawyers must be open to new ideas at every turn. New law, for example, can mean reaching underserved communities in innovative ways or coming up with strategies that haven’t been used in the past to solve a client’s problem.

It also means finding creative approaches to legal research and writing that are based on the way the law is practiced today, rather than what it was in the past. And it can mean using emerging technologies to improve the efficiency of our practice. These are just a few of the things that make up “law new” – a concept that deserves close attention from every lawyer.

This article explains what it’s all about, including how to embrace the opportunities that “law new” offers and some of the challenges that arise. It’s the kind of topic that all lawyers should spend time learning about, especially if they want to remain competitive in an ever-changing profession.

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An Introduction to Law: A Text for Beginners

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Laws New in 2024

A number of major laws went into effect in New York this week, with changes affecting residents throughout the state. Here are a few of the most important ones:

Local Law 202 of 2019: Requiring that construction labor providers obtain a license and pay a fee to operate in New York City.

Prohibiting the sale of any force-fed products and requiring that all motion picture theaters provide open captioning.

Making it a misdemeanor to sleep or camp on any State-owned land in Missouri without authorization and allowing municipalities to allocate up to 25% of their public safety funding toward the creation of homeless outreach teams.

Requiring that agencies that experience a security breach involving personal identifying information to promptly disclose such breaches to the City’s chief privacy officer and the Office of Cyber Command, in addition to reporting to affected persons.

Requiring City agencies to provide their employees and job applicants with notice of federal and City student loan forgiveness programs.