The legal profession is a field of constant change. New ideas come in all forms, and many of them are focused on helping clients better understand their options and how to achieve the outcomes they want. One area that has a lot of buzz is law new, which refers to new ways to provide legal services. This can mean working with underserved communities, leveraging technology and creating strategies that are not part of standard legal practice.
A number of new laws will go into effect July 1, including recognition of Juneteenth as an official state holiday, a law to prevent bounty hunters from killing dogs and streamlining the construction of affordable housing. Also among the new laws is a requirement that contractors have worker’s compensation coverage, prompted by the death of a construction worker who was not covered.
Congress plays a big role in making new laws, and the process is different for each chamber of the Federal government. Learn more about how a bill becomes a law by reviewing this infographic.
This bill would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with notice of federal and State student loan forgiveness programs. The City would prepare this notice in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
The law library’s new law search page lets you view all the new laws, vetoed bills and some proposals that did not pass into law during a given legislative session. You can switch which year you are searching for on the fly, and it’s possible to filter by specific subject matter or a particular type of law. Laws from special sessions are included in the results.