Unlike many other professions, law is a field that is constantly evolving. It’s no wonder that lawyers are always looking for new ways to provide their clients with the kind of legal help that they need and want. One of the newest approaches that is gaining popularity in this regard is known as “law new.” As the name implies, law new refers to a practice area that is focused on using innovative methods and strategies that are not typically found in a traditional law firm setting.
While it can be hard to pin down exactly what this practice area entails, it is generally understood to include working with underserved communities, coming up with unique ways to provide help to clients and creating strategic plans that aren’t often seen in the field of law. As such, it is an area that all legal firms should consider embracing in order to create value for their clients.
As of Jan. 1, 2022, a number of new laws went into effect in California. Some of these are sweeping changes that will affect every citizen in the state, while others are specific to certain industries or areas of the economy. A few of the most notable new laws that will impact the lives of citizens in California include:
In a move to help reduce the gender wage gap, a California law will ban companies from charging different prices for products sold to men and women. This will stop what advocates call the pink tax, where stores charge women more for the same products as men.
In the wake of the 2022 election, Congress reorganized how it works. Now, bills to create new laws must be introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. After they’re introduced, committees will research the bill and discuss it with other members of the chamber before it’s voted on. If a bill passes both houses of Congress, it will go to the President’s desk for his or her signature. Read more about how the lawmaking process works in this article from Attorney at Law Magazine.