Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Newly Minted Legal Terms

English: A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egid...
English: A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egidio Forcellini: Totius Latinitatis Lexicon, 1858–87) in a table in the main reading room of the University Library of Graz. Picture taken and uploaded on 15 Dec 2005 by Dr. Marcus Gossler. Español: Diccionario de latín (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here are some new legal terms that are being used that you may or may not have heard of out there.
1. Benchslap - According to Urban dictionary
benchslap is when a judge humiliates an attorney, insults another judge, or reverses a lower court in a particularly demeaning manner. A judicial bitch slap, if you will. This term was popularized by David Lat of AboveTheLaw.com 

2. Litigatrix Again, coined by David Lat of AboveTheLaw.com and defined by Urban dictionary as a hot female litigator - a combination of female litigator and dominatrix. 

David, you seem to be on a roll. Although I didn't see a definition for the last neologism "judicial diva" I'm sure we can all just use our imagination.

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