What Is Law New?

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New law is a growing area of the practice of law that offers firms the opportunity to provide new types of legal services and increase revenue. While it is a small portion of most law firms’ practice, it is one that should be carefully considered to see how it can help clients and add value to the firm.

A law new approach typically means a focus on innovation, process and alternative fees. This type of practice is usually overseen by a separate leadership than is found in standard practice and uses a variety of staffing methods, including virtual offices. While it is important to be aware of the new ways that legal services are being delivered, lawyers need to be careful not to lose sight of the fundamentals of the law in this evolving field.

The Law in New York

In addition to federal laws and laws passed by the United States Congress and codified in the United States Code, each state has its own set of laws and rules that must be followed. These include the constitution, laws passed by the legislature and periodically revised in the New York Consolidated Laws, and decisions made by courts that interpret the state’s statutes.

These law-making processes differ by jurisdiction, but each has its own unique characteristics that can affect how the law is created and applied. Some of these differences can be very significant. For example, in the 1950s, the Supreme Court began to overturn its previous decisions that had allowed segregated public facilities for people based on their skin color. This was a change to the law that could impact many cases, and it was made through a process known as “retroactivity.”

The use of natural science in law is common, particularly in “new” fields like environmental and medical laws, but it’s also present in many “classic” fields such as tort law. Scientific expertise is often needed to determine risk or fault, and if there are conflicts between different disciplines, it can hinder the law’s ability to achieve legislative goals.

Legal periodicals are publications that contain articles about current or emerging issues in the law. These articles can explore underlying policies and critique laws, court decisions and policies, and they often advocate for changes to the law. The most notable types of legal periodicals are law reviews from academic institutions and organizations, bar journals, and commercial newspapers/journals/newsletters.

The ABA’s Blawg Directory and Justia’s Blawg Search can be helpful tools to find blawgs on specific topics. When searching for blawgs, look for those with a readership that includes both scholars and practitioners in your field to find the most relevant articles. The Law in New York page on Bloomberg can also be useful for finding blawgs about particular areas of law. Its Practice Centers gather cases, statutes, administrative proceedings and news for a particular legal area, and it’s easy to use the filters at the top of the page to narrow your results.