Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon

Okay. Now I ask you. All of you people out there who have jobs. Do you know how your firm’s name is spelled? Do you know whether or not there is a comma between the firm’s actual name and its corporate designation (e.g., L.L.P., Inc., P.C., Ltd.)?

Some secretaries where I work apparently do not. (There IS NO COMMA in our firm’s name, should you be wondering.) I just finished correcting a motion that had our firm name in four different places. At least I’ll give her credit. She was consistent. Sometimes, that’s not enough, though. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then consistency is the signpost along the way.

But it’s not like this information is not disseminated throughout the firm. The firm’s name is displayed everywhere in this office. It’s on the letterhead. It’s in brass letters ten inches high on the wall of every one of our reception areas (we have several floors). It’s on the paycheck that I am sure she got today, just like I did. Hell, it’s even on her damn coffee cup!!!

Sheesh. Must find wall. Need to bang head.