Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

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Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby zer0edit » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:36 pm

I'm in the process of setting up the recommenders and evaluators on the LSAC website, but not sure what to do about a suffix. For doctors I put MD and PhD were applicable, but what about for attorneys? Do I put Esq, JD or neither?

Any help much appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:42 pm

zer0edit wrote:I'm in the process of setting up the recommenders and evaluators on the LSAC website, but not sure what to do about a suffix. For doctors I put MD and PhD were applicable, but what about for attorneys? Do I put Esq, JD or neither?

Any help much appreciated! Thanks!


I would assume JD meant they graduated law school but didn't pass the bar/are not practicing law. Don't listen to me though, I'm a lowly 1L.

ETA: I believe I put esq. after my lawyer references.
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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:43 pm

If they're a recommender, can't you ask them how they prefer to be addressed?

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby Nobody » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:24 pm

Ugh, no.

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Postby TommyK » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:45 pm

Nobody wrote:Ugh, no.

+1.

using esquire at the end of your name is douchey.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:47 pm

J.D. ToTransferOrNot, Esq. wouldn't be appropriate then? :lol:

FWIW, I fully plan to start dropping ,esq. after my name if I'm writing a crabby e-mail to customer service/rental people/etc. Otherwise its ridiculous.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:52 pm

Be sure to put B.A. or B.S. after your own name on all your law school applications.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:18 pm

Grizz, Juris Doctor candidate wrote:Be sure to put B.A. or B.S. after your own name on all your law school applications.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby tyro » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:29 pm

Yeah I feel strange putting PhD after my recommendors' names just because it's kind of assumed and could be seen as a douchey move by me/make professor look young or cocky.

I have an attorney on my resume and I just put his name and a URL to his profile. Just Link that shit (not actually sure if this is a good idea for resumes).

It seems like it would be beneficial for both parties to provide profile links for both recommendors and resume references. I could see this happening in the future. Not saying do this now though as it may be seen as strange.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:38 pm

tyro wrote:Yeah I feel strange putting PhD after my recommendors' names just because it's kind of assumed and could be seen as a douchey move by me/make professor look young or cocky.

I have an attorney on my resume and I just put his name and a URL to his profile. Just Link that shit (not actually sure if this is a good idea for resumes).

It seems like it would be beneficial for both parties to provide profile links for both recommendors and resume references. I could see this happening in the future. Not saying do this now though as it may be seen as strange.


I was yelled at by more than one professor for not putting PhD at the end of her name. "I worked hard for that, you'd better recognize my importance in the field of sociology!" If someone had a doctorate, i just included it

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby TommyK » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:56 am

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
tyro wrote:Yeah I feel strange putting PhD after my recommendors' names just because it's kind of assumed and could be seen as a douchey move by me/make professor look young or cocky.

I have an attorney on my resume and I just put his name and a URL to his profile. Just Link that shit (not actually sure if this is a good idea for resumes).

It seems like it would be beneficial for both parties to provide profile links for both recommendors and resume references. I could see this happening in the future. Not saying do this now though as it may be seen as strange.


I was yelled at by more than one professor for not putting PhD at the end of her name. "I worked hard for that, you'd better recognize my importance in the field of sociology!" If someone had a doctorate, i just included it


I would have told her to get a real Ph.D. and I would respect it.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:01 am

Put neither. Using Esq or not is personal preference. No one uses JD.

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Re: Do I put Esq. JD or neither after Recommender's name?

Postby Teoeo » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:13 am

Joe Blow, Esq.




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