I know that for regular readers of DasUberBlog!, it has seemed like a quite a bit of my posts lately have been commercials, notably for various law firms around the country. What can I say? You gotta do what you gotta do to get the revenue rolling in.
This next post, however, is not a plea to go check out a law firm in Dallas, or turn to a Dodge dealership in Miami or realtor in Calgary to fulfill your upwardly mobile needs or awkward legal entanglements. This is about what happens when a young entrepreneur goes to the mat to save her small business concerns.
Reema Bajaj, a 27 year-old lawyer in northern Illinois, has agreed to a three year
suspension of her law license after the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint against her. If the deal is approved, it will be forwarded to the Illinois Supreme Court for final determination. Bajaj is only the second lawyer ever to be disciplined by the state if Illinois for a prostitution conviction.
The complaint stems from a guilty charge Bajaj made in DeKalb County last year to a misdemeanor count of prostitution for an incident that happened before she gained her law license. Bajaj, worked as an escort from 2005-2011 under the name "Nikita," and according to the original complaint, had accepted money, gift cards, DVDs, and office supplies in return for sex from two men while getting her practice set up.
Damn. Damn. Dammmmmmmmnnnnnnnnn...
This might just be perfect fodder for those who think all lawyers are whores to begin with. My checkered past with attorneys notwithstanding, I do not believe all lawyers are whores, just 99.998% of them. My most recent experience with retaining an attorney was great, although the two layers I retained beforehand (different matters) were tits on a muffler worthless. Not to mention- what kind of confidence should you have in your lawyer when she has to give handi jays to cover her office expenses? To the best of my recollections, even Lionel Hutz didn't have to resort to that. Troy McClure, maybe, but that's for another article...
Now I know what you are thinking...if this happened before she got her license to practice law, how the hell did her license get suspended? Good question, damn glad you asked. It was her lack of disclosure that she had been working as an escort that got her in hot water. The ARDC accuses Bajaj of criminal conduct and making false statements in both a disciplinary matter and on her bar application by not mentioning to what extent she had been working for legal pads, toner, and postage.
Neither Bajaj nor her attorney returned messages from the Chicago Tribune last week regarding the case.
All I am left wondering is...how was this bill settled out?
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