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Finally! Georgetown Law Rolls Out the 'Law Firm Pronunciation Guide'

You know how you keep interviewing for jobs but not getting them because you mispronounce the name of the law firm? Remember, for example, when you interviewed at the New York office of Gide Loyrette Nouel?

You (earnestly and sincerely): "Sir, it has always been a dream of mine to work at 'Guide Loirette Nool."

Interviewer: "Well, young man, I'm sorry but you just took strike one, strike two and strike three in the first 10 seconds of this interview. Our firm name is pronounced 'Jeed, Laurette Newell.'"

You: "Sorry."

Interviewer: "Good day, sir!!"

Damn, that sucked! And remember when you were bounced out of interviews with (1) Akerman Senterfitt, (2) Dechert, and (3) Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear all in the same week for similar mispronounciations? How were you supposed to know Knobbe is pronounced "Kenobi," as in Obi-Wan? How? How??!

Well, those sad and confusing days are now over for you, because Georgetown Law's Office of Career Services has rolled out its new Law Firm Pronunciation Guide that takes the guesswork out of pronouncing law firm names such as "Sughrue Mion PLLC." If you recall, when you tried to say "Sughrue Mion" in your interview it came out sounding like "screw me" and that's exactly what happened to your candidacy. If you'd only had the Law Firm Pronunciation Guide available to you, you would have known the firm's name is supposed to be pronounced exactly like this: (click here).

Posted by Bruce Carton on April 30, 2012 at 04:25 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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