The New Lexicon Of The Legal Industry
June 12, 2015
“Like them or not, new words are ushered into the dictionary because they describe life as it is presently being lived,” writes Mark A. Cohen in his Legal Mosaic Blog, as he looks at some neologisms and acronyms that are now part of the world of law. He considers how they are used, how their meaning has evolved, and what that tells us about the way the business of law has changed. The meaning of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), for example, has come to embrace a far wider range of processes and services that it did ten years ago, while the common phrase “engaged in the practice of law” has undergone its own peculiar metamorphosis.
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