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How do you address an attorney?

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Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007, 12:28:50 PM »
I'd like to be called Reverend. But on a more serious note, ask the attorney. The ones I know say it really does not matter although my advisor has always got a J.D attached to her name.

Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007, 12:41:04 PM »
I have a question that is somewhat related to this thread...an attorney who is an alum of the school where I have been waitlisted informed me that he sent a LOR (unsolicited) on my behalf after directly to the law school, but it didn't include the official LSAC LOR form.  Is this something that I need to address with the admissions office, or is it ok to have LOR's bypass the LSAC at this stage in the cycle?

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Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2007, 12:44:28 PM »
I have a question that is somewhat related to this thread...an attorney who is an alum of the school where I have been waitlisted informed me that he sent a LOR (unsolicited) on my behalf after directly to the law school, but it didn't include the official LSAC LOR form.  Is this something that I need to address with the admissions office, or is it ok to have LOR's bypass the LSAC at this stage in the cycle?

I've had two sent to my most pressing WL's. Both bypassed LSAC. At this point in the cycle, LSAC takes the back seat.

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Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2007, 12:46:14 PM »
I have a question that is somewhat related to this thread...an attorney who is an alum of the school where I have been waitlisted informed me that he sent a LOR (unsolicited) on my behalf after directly to the law school, but it didn't include the official LSAC LOR form. Is this something that I need to address with the admissions office, or is it ok to have LOR's bypass the LSAC at this stage in the cycle?

the biggest thing going through LSAC does is it makes the LOR available to all of the programs you apply to.
since you're just wanting to get in off the waitlist at this particular program, sending the LOR directly to them is fine since them seeing it is all that matters. 

Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2007, 12:51:02 PM »
Mr. John Smith, Esq.


JD is bad form - dont use it.

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Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2007, 12:58:57 PM »
I have a question that is somewhat related to this thread...an attorney who is an alum of the school where I have been waitlisted informed me that he sent a LOR (unsolicited) on my behalf after directly to the law school, but it didn't include the official LSAC LOR form.  Is this something that I need to address with the admissions office, or is it ok to have LOR's bypass the LSAC at this stage in the cycle?

I've had two sent to my most pressing WL's. Both bypassed LSAC. At this point in the cycle, LSAC takes the back seat.

interestingly enough, when i called vanderbilt to ask where to send my transcript now that i've graduated, they said to just do it through LSAC. The other three schools i want to accept me off the wait list i sent directly.

Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2007, 12:59:08 PM »
"Dear John Smith, PhD MD MBA JD"

Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2007, 01:00:30 PM »
Mr. John Smith, Esq.


JD is bad form - dont use it.

I work in a field where we need to know and use proper salutation etiquette or bad things happen, and not to be a smart-ass, but you never use a "Mr/Mrs/Ms" salutation when you use Esq.  The proper form would be:

John Smith, Esq.
Address

Dear Mr. Smith,

Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 01:16:20 PM »
I think they are generally used to being addressed with thinly veiled contempt.   ;D

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Re: How do you address an attorney?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2007, 01:25:16 PM »
Mr. John Smith, Esq.


JD is bad form - dont use it.

I work in a field where we need to know and use proper salutation etiquette or bad things happen, and not to be a smart-ass, but you never use a "Mr/Mrs/Ms" salutation when you use Esq.  The proper form would be:

John Smith, Esq.
Address

Dear Mr. Smith,



are you sure it wouldnt be

"Dear Squire Smith"