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>"...but the contract attorney does not need to preface his title with
>Contract AND can use the title 'Attorney' , 'JD', etc....."

This whole 'title as honorific' thing is backwards. A title conveys no 
respect to the holder, rather the title gains respect by the character of 
the holder. The people I know who are preoccupied with their occupational 
or educational status seem to use titles for a prop. I had the good 
fortune to work around Harold Edgerton on a small project for a few days. 
He was a hard worker and I'm told (I couldn't tell) not the easiest guy 
to work with, but he went by Doc to everyone. He was as interesting and 
accessible to people (like my wife) who didn't know a strobe light from 
side-scanning sonar as he was to us engineers who were trying to learn 
from him. Richard Feynman seems to have been another. The public image of 
an engineer is strictly a matter of character, not status conveyed by 
letters after a signature.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)