As the legal profession continues to evolve, many law firms are looking for new ways to serve clients. One approach that’s emerging is called “law new,” and it involves using techniques and strategies that may not have been part of standard practice in the past. A well-thought out plan that utilizes law new practices can help a law firm reach clients and bring in revenue without impacting other areas of its practice that might be its primary focus.
The City’s public agencies, including local government bodies like councils, town boards, village boards of trustees, school boards and commissions and committees that are composed of members of those groups, must comply with the Open Meetings Law. This bill would amend the law to require that those bodies provide their employees and job applicants with information on federal and state student loan forgiveness programs.
A law that requires that stores that sell personal care products that are advertised to women, such as shampoos and body lotions, do not charge different prices for very similar versions sold to men, is intended to help address what advocacy groups call a “pink tax.” This legislation also makes it more difficult for plaintiffs’ attorneys to win frivolous lawsuits by increasing their damages awards and by reducing the statute of limitations in general negligence cases.
The lawmaking process in Congress can be difficult to understand and follow. This bill explains the steps that a new piece of legislation goes through in each chamber of Congress, including how it is researched, discussed, changed and voted on. This bill will help residents better understand how the process works and how they can participate in their government.