Why do members of the legal profession who advertise on Craigslist feel compelled to mention their occupation?

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By Thomas Connelly on

The ‘City lawyer offering free accommodation for intimacy’ is by no means the only member of the legal profession to use Craigslist to advertise for a service. The personals section of the London site is full of solicitors and barristers.

The puzzle is why they feel compelled to mention their occupation. Does it make the fulfilment of unconventional requests like this one below (click to enlarge) more likely?