What's in a name?
About twelve years ago, I was one of those hopefuls to have that coveted "Atty." attached to my name. Take note of the "period" (".")! My law professors told us students that when somebody completes law school, he or she has earned an ATTY to his or her name. Passing the bar gives that person the "." to attach to the name. And it is only when he or she has passed the bar exams that such right to use "ATTY."
Every waking day, during law school, I asked myself this question, "Why? Why am I doing this? Instead of enjoying life, here I am, being tortured."
Then God decided I deserved to have that title, and granted me my wish after taking the exams.
Eleven or so years later, I have come to realize what the title "Atty." entails.
1. It is definitely a privilege. People with legal issues look up to lawyers as their solutions to their their legal problems. Lawyers have the capacity to bring significant changes to the lives of people with legal issues.