Law is a constantly changing and evolving field. This is true not only of legal practice but of the laws themselves. One area of this is “law new.” The concept can be difficult to pin down, but generally it means using different methods to serve clients and creating strategies that are not traditional in nature. This approach can have great benefits for legal firms and their clients.
Often the term “law new” is used in conjunction with legislation in Congress or in other states. It can be a way of describing new laws that have just been passed and signed into law by the Governor or Legislature. It may also be used to refer to a specific legislative act that has not yet been fully implemented but that is expected to have significant impact.
Legislators and the President both play a role in law making, but it is Congress that is the lawmaking branch of our federal government. A bill to create a law is first introduced in one of the two chambers of Congress (the House of Representatives or the Senate) by a member who sponsors it. Then it goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and votes in both the House and the Senate. Then it is sent to the President for signature.
Many of the most important legal changes are the result of legislative action and the presidential signature. These include tax law changes, the issuance of permits and licenses, and other measures that directly impact people’s daily lives. Some of these changes are permanent, while others have a short-term impact and will be phased in over time.
In contrast, some legal changes are not enacted by legislative and executive actions but instead are the result of decisions by courts. These changes, known as case law, can be extremely broad or very narrow in their scope. A court can decide that a certain practice is unconstitutional, for example, and this decision can have a major impact on a large number of people.
The idea of law new can be a useful way to understand the rapid change and innovation occurring in our legal system. This can be a positive development and a great way to increase the effectiveness of our legal system.
In the future, it is possible that the concept of “law new” might become a separate nomenclature for companies, startups and law firm subsidiaries augmenting traditional legal services. This would be a welcome change, since this form of legal service can be highly effective and provide value to clients without impacting other areas that are the primary focus of the company’s main legal efforts. This is a concept that all legal firms should be aware of and consider implementing.