Law new is a dynamic, emerging field that requires close attention to ensure success. It involves legal innovation that is enabled by technology, data and a human adaptation process. It focuses on legal services delivery that is more customer impact and enhanced experience-driven. It is the path to future growth for every firm.
Alternative legal service providers (ALSPs), in-house departments, and other companies, startups and law firm subsidiaries augmenting traditional firms all are in the business of making law new. Many have adopted the term “New Law” to distinguish themselves from the competition. However, the nomenclature is not as meaningful as what it represents.
New Law is a holistically diverse, multi-disciplinary, creative, tech and data-proficient, empathetic, and agile industry that more closely resembles its corporate customers and society at large. Its workforce will be more cognitively, demographically, culturally, and experientially diverse, as well. It will be focused on value delivery to clients and society-at-large and less on preserving legacy delivery models that are outdated, self-congratulatory, and based on profit preservation, not customer satisfaction and net promoter score.
A new generation of leaders is taking the helm of law firms and in-house legal departments. These change agents are redefining the value of legal services, reshaping their own roles, and rethinking the future of the profession. They are redefining what it means to be a lawyer, and they are empowering their teams with new tools, resources and technology to help their clients meet their unique needs.
The future of the legal industry is changing and the lawyers who embrace these changes are the ones who will thrive. To succeed in this future, you must understand what it takes to make law new and be open to new ideas at every turn.
Local Law 13 of 2022
This bill would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with notice regarding federal and state student loan forgiveness programs. It also would direct the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to prepare a model notice for other employers in New York City to provide their employees and job applicants.
SS 205. Disclosure of personal information
This article would amend the city’s privacy laws to better align with requirements of New York State’s SHIELD Act. Specifically, it would require the city’s chief privacy officer to promptly notify persons who have suffered a security breach of their private identifying information and would add an additional requirement that the City share this information with the Office of Cyber Command and the NYPD.