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Hiring issues that apparently weren’t covered in law school

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It wasn’t your usual online ad for a Chicago secretary/legal assistant job. It appeared in the “adult gigs” employment section of Craigslist.com. It asked for pictures, a physical description and measurements.

When a woman responded with all the requested information, she received an e-mail from attorney Samir Chowhan explaining that, in addition to preparing and filing legal documents, the job involved having sex with him and a partner in his Loop law firm.

Chowhan wrote that he and his partner would need her to demonstrate that she could perform because it would “predict future behavior” once she was hired.

The freaked-out applicant notified the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, which launched an investigation.

Now Chowhan says he’s quit practicing law. He’s moved to Indiana. But he’s still facing facing a formal inquiry by the disciplinary commission. 

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