A new way of practicing law is gaining acceptance and generating buzz in the legal industry. It involves a non-traditional approach to serving clients, with the focus on process and less on billed hours. This is often referred to as new law and it’s something that all legal firms should be aware of.
This practice allows lawyers to provide their services in a way that can be more flexible and cost effective for their clients. It can also allow attorneys to focus more on the things that matter most to their clients. It can also make it easier for them to meet deadlines. It is important for lawyers to understand how this type of practice works so that they can determine if it is something that could benefit them.
New law will be more transparent, accessible, affordable, on-demand, data-backed, efficient, solution-oriented, integrated and collaborative. It will better reflect the needs of businesses and society at large. It will be powered by a diverse, creative, tech and data-proficient, empathetic and team-oriented workforce. The legal function will integrate with the enterprise at large and work cross-functionally to deliver solutions that address business challenges and capture opportunities at the speed of business and society.
It will leverage a blend of internal legal and allied professionals and non-legal service providers to drive greater efficiency and value, including data integration, risk mitigation, synergies and cost takeout targets. It will break down artificial, lawyer-created silos and rely on collaboration across functions, enterprises and global markets to solve significant, complex, dynamic business problems.
In California, a new law will finally put salaries on public display. Employers will be required to post salary ranges for jobs, making it easier for job seekers to see what they can expect to earn. This is a step in the effort to combat the “pink tax,” where women are paid less than men for similar work.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that a gay man who had been denied a marriage license is not prohibited from marrying his partner. The court also ruled that the state’s anti-marriage laws were unconstitutional and discriminatory.
The court’s decision could set a national precedent and could lead to more states adopting similar laws. The decision also raises the question of whether the law should be changed to ensure that all people are treated equally. The Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on the issue in the near future.