The legal profession is constantly evolving. New clients, new challenges and new ways of doing business mean that a firm’s strategies need to be on point. For many firms, that means embracing law new, which combines old and new legal practices to create a strategy that benefits clients in innovative and effective ways.
The concept of law new is not always easy to define. It can include bringing legal services to underserved communities, developing new ways of reaching out to clients and creating strategies that have never been part of traditional law practice. It can also include working with alternative legal service providers or setting up a separate subsidiary for augmenting traditional legal work.
Whether it’s helping the community, working with a different type of client or devising new approaches to existing legal issues, law new can be an integral part of a firm’s growth strategy. It’s an area of practice that should be embraced by all firms and one that can provide them with new opportunities to generate revenue and client satisfaction.
2023 Laws & Rules
This year, the City’s legislative process resulted in the passage of nearly 1,200 bills and the signing of nearly 1,000 laws by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Some of these laws will have a significant impact on residents and businesses, while others are more narrowly focused or may be phased in over time.
This law would allow employees and job applicants to learn about available federal and state student loan forgiveness programs.
The City Attorney and departments would prepare a notice, which city agency employers and job applicants could receive, on student loan forgiveness programs, and DCWP would make it available for them to distribute.
This law would allow employers to use a uniform employee handbook to cover certain workplace topics, including but not limited to discrimination, harassment and equal pay for women. It would also allow an employer to use a uniform disciplinary procedure for certain employment-related offenses.