Law New – How Our Laws Are Made

Law new refers to new ways of conducting legal business. Startups, companies and law firm subsidiaries augmenting traditional services often adopt this label. It is also used by some legal technology companies.

How our laws are made

The lawmaking branch of the federal government is Congress. Ideas for new laws, called legislative proposals, are introduced in either the House or Senate. Each bill goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and voting. If approved, the bill becomes a public law (Public Law or PL) after it has been enacted by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.

The Open Meetings Law covers meetings of “public bodies.” These include city councils, town boards, village boards of trustees and school boards. They also include committees and subcommittees of these entities. Also included are non-profit legal entities, political parties and religious communities. These organizations must keep minutes of their meetings and make them available to the public.