The legal profession is one that is constantly evolving and changing. It’s important for all lawyers to be open to new ideas at every turn and know how they can use them to their advantage. One concept that has been gaining traction lately is the idea of “law new.” While it’s hard to pin down exactly what that means, there are a few key aspects to keep in mind. Law new generally refers to ways of providing legal services that aren’t the usual way they’re offered. It may mean a different type of practice model, using new technology and implementing alternative fee structures. It could also refer to working outside the traditional law office environment, such as going on-site to help resolve a client’s problem.
A bill is a formal proposal for legislation. Typically, bills deal with matters that affect the public. Bills become laws, known as Public Laws or Acts, when approved by Congress and signed into law by the President. When a House committee votes to report a bill to the House, the committee staff prepares a comprehensive committee report that sets forth the purpose of the proposed law and explains the reasons for its recommendation. The committee report is an indispensable component of the legislative history of a law.