When it comes to the practice of law, the field is constantly changing. What worked one quarter may not work the next, and that’s why it’s important for lawyers to be open to new ideas at all times. For some, this means finding ways to better serve underserved clients, utilizing different technologies or even creating new strategies that don’t fit into traditional law firm settings. These types of practices are known as “New Law,” and they’re a part of the legal industry that is growing and expanding at an astounding rate.
The Law of New York
The law of the State of New York is comprised of several levels, including constitutional, statutory and regulatory laws passed by the New York legislature and periodically codified in the New York Consolidated Laws, and decisions by courts that interpret those laws. In addition, local laws, ordinances and regulations pass at the city level and are often codified in separate books of municipal law.
In the City of New York, these local laws, ordinances and regulations are known as the law of the City. The law of the City is a complex web of interrelated laws, and the City’s lawyers are at the forefront of developing new approaches to interpreting and applying these laws to meet today’s challenges.
The Division of Law is responsible for the litigation of approximately 29,000 cases pending in federal and State trial and appellate courts and administrative forums. These cases involve every aspect of the public’s business, from protecting abused children to making sure that polluters pay fair cleanup costs. The approximately 500 Deputy Attorneys General who make up the Division of Law are at the forefront of this work.
New M&A Developments
The practice of law is changing and it’s not always easy to keep up with the changes. That’s why it’s important for lawyers at all firms to take a moment each week to read through new developments and updates that impact their areas of expertise. These articles can give them a sense of what is happening in the legal field, as well as help them develop the skills they need to stay on top of their game.
New York City Laws and Rules
This bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to prepare a notice for agency employees and job applicants regarding federal and state student loan forgiveness programs, which DCWP would then make available to employers in New York City.