The other day, I posted a note about whether a suspended lawyer can represent others in a setting where private individuals are allowed to do it (here). Now comes this short transcript of an actual proceeding from "On the record in Cook County" which is a blog that provides humorous transcripts from proceedings in Cook County courts. Today's entry is as follows:
Judge: Did you write this motion yourself, or do you have counsel present?
Defendant: Yes, I was aided by counsel who is here.
Judge: Counsel, would you care to stand up and tell me about this motion?
(no response for 20 seconds)
Judge: Counsel? Are you a lawyer?
Counsel: Well, I haven't passed the bar your honor.
Judge: Motion is denied.