Today, I had one of those wow moments. You know, the kind of moment that causes you to stop what you're doing and reflect on all that happened to enable you to do what you're doing. I was filling out demographics on a web job board and I got to the question of highest education level attained. What caused me to pause was that I could select Dr. or Ph.D.
Now, before I get all kinds of nasty comments from doctors, if an option for professional degree had been offered, I would have chosen that one. However, it wasn't so don't get your stethoscopes all knotted up.
Further, I know there is some debate about whether a JD rises to the level of a doctor. Having a best friend that is a surgeon, I will never take the "it should" side in an argument. However, if a chiropractor can call himself a doctor without needing a bachelor's degree, then three years of law school (which requires a Bachelors degree for admission) qualifies me to check Dr. when professional is not available.