Juris Doctor: a first professional graduate degree and professional doctorate in law.
Esquire: in the United States, the suffix Esq. is most commonly encountered among individuals licensed to practice law.
So what does the above mean? Well, it means that in December when Joe finished his law classes and received his diploma, and in May when he went through the graduation walk, he was a JD. He had officially completed his doctorate since his classes were done.
Today, he’s an Esquire! Yep, we found out this morning that Joe passed the Virginia bar! I am so proud of him I could pop! Ella and I were at the eye doctor for her check-up and Joe called while we were in the waiting room. Do you have any idea how hard it is to go into a doctors appointment and act normal when you’re so excited you could jump out of your skin? Well let me tell you, it’s HARD!
Needless to say, this is great news and Joe will be sworn in to the Virginia bar the beginning of November.