New Law Resources for Law Firms

The legal industry is constantly changing. What worked last quarter may not work next year, and it’s important for law firms to be on the lookout for new trends and opportunities. One idea that has been growing in popularity is the notion of “new law.” The term can mean many different things, but the general concept is to think about ways to deliver legal services in innovative ways. This can include working with underserved communities, finding creative ways to reach clients or developing strategies that have not been a part of traditional legal practice in the past.

The Law Department has made the City’s laws and rules available on the Web for public review and search. The site allows users to browse and search the Charter, Administrative Code, New York City laws and the rules of the City’s Boards, Committees and Agencies.

In addition to the laws and rules, the site also provides information and resources on federal legislation and regulations and Children’s Bureau policy. As new laws are passed, regulations are issued and Children’s Bureau policies change, the site is updated to ensure that stakeholders have access to the most recent policy information and tools.

A number of significant changes took effect at midnight on Jan. 1, 2024. Among them, the minimum wage increased in New York City and Westchester to $16 per hour and throughout the rest of the state to $15. Sullivan & Cromwell hired two dealmaker partners from Skadden, which represented Elon Musk in his contentious $44 billion Twitter deal, and Cornell’s law school became the first to offer full loan repayment to its graduates working in public interest jobs earning up to $120,000 annually.

Legal news and analysis for practitioners, covering litigation filings, case settlements and verdicts, regulation, enforcement, corporate deals, legislation, and more in 40 practice areas, with daily newsletters. Bloomberg Law also offers a series of legal podcasts.

The site includes a collection of historical Supreme Court decisions. It also provides a range of research materials, including primary and secondary sources and bibliographies. The collection is available on-line and on-demand, as well as through the subscription service LexisNexis Advance.

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