Ten of the most common acronyms used in connection with law department management

IMHO, here are the acronyms that crop up the most frequently when the topic is law department management. FYI, for each I added my most recent post that uses the acronym. Don’t LOL, but think of these staples as the marquee TLAs (three-letter acronyms). PDQ, let me know your nominations!

AFA (See my post of Nov. 23, 2010: law departments should be more aggressive.).
ASP (See my post of Feb. 4, 2010: three observations about Serengeti Tracker.).
KPI (See my post of May 19, 2009: descriptive metrics.).
LPO (See my post of Dec. 3, 2010: Financial Times innovative departments.).
MFN (See my post of Dec. 8, 2010: excludes pro bono clients.).
NDA (See my post of April 18, 2009: quantifying lawyer productivity.).
RFP (See my post of Dec. 8, 2010 #5: questions about environmental steps taken by firms.).
ROI (See my post of July 23, 2010: compliance training.).
SME (See my post of Oct. 5, 2010: subject matter expert for conflicts of interest.).
TLS (See my post of April 16, 2010: nuances of total legal spending.).

GTG, but here are my previous forays into acronyms (See my post of Nov. 27, 2005: acronyms, jargon and corp-speak; Oct. 29, 2006: outside counsel guidelines should include common acronyms; and Nov. 29, 2008: 22 common acronyms of which five of the above are not included.).

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