New Laws

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A legal concept that describes a new way of practicing law that benefits clients by utilizing technology and nontraditional delivery structures. Typically, new law practices involve staffers not on the partner track and operate out of offices other than traditional law firm premises. New law techniques can be used as a supplement to an existing practice or as a standalone business model. This is an area of law that all firms should be aware of and understand, as it can provide a source of revenue and new ways to service clients.

How to make a law

A federal bill can be created by a senator or representative who introduces it. The legislation then goes through a process of research, discussion, change, and voting.

When a bill passes both houses of Congress, it becomes a law. A law can also be created by the executive branch, through a presidential directive. The directive must then be signed by the president to become a law.

New laws in 2023

A look at some of the notable legal developments that made headlines this week, including a ban on the sale of dog toys shaped and decorated like Jack Daniel’s bottles and a law prohibiting police officers from wearing hats while conducting searches.

The legal industry will more closely resemble the businesses and societies it serves. It will be diverse-cognitively, demographically, culturally, and experientially-and will include a team of integrated legal practitioners and allied professionals who work cross functionally with other enterprise business units, as well as across industries. This collaborative, customer-centric approach will result in more accessible, affordable, on-demand, scalable, data-backed legal solutions that help solve problems and capture opportunities at the speed of business and society.

In the future, the purpose of law will be to serve legal consumers and society at large — not preserving legacy delivery models built on outdated legal education, self-regulation, and dispute resolution mechanisms that generate low client net promoter scores. The legal industry will embrace a holistically integrated, customer-centric model and shift away from the siloed, adversarial mindset that has plagued the practice of law for far too long. This paradigm-shifting human adaptation process is powered by technology and enabled by innovation, but it will not happen unless legal leaders are prepared to change their perspective from provider-centricity to customer-centricity.