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Shawn M. Philbert, the Lawyer at SMP Law, is now a J.D, Juris Doctor!

Shawm M. PhilbertIn July 2017, I exchanged my LL.B for my J.D.

The first awarding of a “Doctor’s” Degree was in the 12th century in Bologna, Italy (Roper, 1973). The degree was awarded in Civil Law. Doctor’s degrees were not awarded in medicine until the 14th Century. Throughout the European continent, South and Central America, and the United States, lawyers are uniformly called “Doctor” (Roper, 1973).  Ontario has now joined the 12th century as law schools are now granting J.D. titles to lawyers.  After my 15 years of practicing as a lawyer, I, Shawn M. Philbert am now a Doctor of Law.

Contact us anytime at SMP Law to help SiMPlify your legal matter at 905-565-9494 or email if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment to meet and discuss your situation and how we can help.

[Source: Roper, Milard King, Jr. J.D. (1973)  “Ethics: Informal Opinion 1151 – Lawyers and the Title “Doctor”.” Akron Law Review, 6 (1), 83-93.]
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