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.).