I was reading a transcript of a debtor's examination in an Arizona bankruptcy tangentially related to a complex business litigation matter I'm handling in California. The following exchange ensued:
"Q. You're also aware that I represent [AJ], a creditor in the bankruptcy proceeding; correct?
A. I'm aware that you represent her in a civil lawsuit in California.
A. I was not aware that you represented her here in the state of Arizona.
Q. Okay. Well, I'll represent to you that I am associated and am also representing her here in Arizona.
A. You must be licensed here, then.
Q. It's my deposition. I get to ask [the] questions, okay?"
I'm sure the examining attorney was touched by the witness's uninvited concern and admonition about the unauthorized practice of law.