What’s in a name: Law professor shares proper use of ‘Atty’
It seems like we are referring to abogados the wrong way. One law professor pointed out the correct use of the title, “Attorney-at-law.”
Classmate: “Yes attorney—“
Prof: “Attorney? Don’t call us attorney because you are not our client. An attorney is an agent: attorney-in-fact, attorney-in-law. Without a client, we are just ‘Mister!’ With license to practice law!”
FINALLY A PROF SAID IT.
— FJ (@AngryFerds) July 27, 2018
The abogado said that only clients can refer to a person as an “Attorney.” He emphasized that people should not throw the title around loosely when referring to a person who passed the Bar.
The abogado also mentioned that outside of their lawyering work, they should be addressed with a simple “Mister.” He wrote, “Without a client, we are just ‘Mister!’ With license to practice law!”
Sungit much, Mr. Abogado?