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Lindsay Lohan

Lawyerless and Screwed

1/15/2013 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0114_lindsay_lohan_gettyLindsay Lohan should kiss Shawn Holley's butt ... because Shawn just saved hers by claiming to rep her even though Lindsay unceremoniously fired Shawn.

As we told you ... Lindsay signed a termination letter Monday which her new lawyer Mark Heller sent to Shawn. But Heller -- a New York lawyer -- is not licensed to practice in California and did not appear in court today for Lindsay's arraignment. If Shawn told the judge she was fired and formally asked to be relieved, the judge could have and probably would have issued a bench warrant for Lindsay's arrest.

Shawn dodged the issue in open court by saying she still reps LiLo for now, which is technically true until she is formally dismissed by the judge. A confused judge then clearly called Shawn and the prosecutor up to the bench and asked WTF.

Here's where it gets totally ridiculous. Sources tell us Lindsay told Shawn yesterday that she was going to have Heller send Shawn another letter cancelling the first, but we're told that never happened. And sources connected with Heller tell TMZ ... Mr. Heller was busy Monday placing calls to Shawn, the prosecutor and the court to make it clear he's the lawyer.

Since it's not clear who is representing Lindsay anymore, the judge ordered her to personally appear on January 30, even though ordinarily the matter could be handled without her being present.

In the meantime ... if Lindsay asked Shawn to come back (and this would be the second time because Lindsay pulled this stunt on her before), Holley should run for the hills.

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LA Native    

Oh, FFS. Wake me when this is over.

544 days ago
2.

Tim    

Serves her right. HAHAHAHAHA

544 days ago
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EmilyG    

Lindsay is ridiculous and hell bent on sabotaging her entire life! how does she keep getting away with stuff when she is constantly ignoring the courts and therefore dis-respecting them? This girl needs JAIL badly, maybe that will straighten her up

544 days ago
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Julie    

Someone should complain to the California Bar about Heller. If he is not licensed in California and he is practicing (and not admitted pro hac vice for this case), it is unauthorized practice of law -- a crime.

544 days ago
5.

awards    

Jail may save her life, get her through detox and give her enough sober time to make wise choices, eh?

544 days ago
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tenley    

If Holley is still the attorney on record with the court, she had a professional responsibility to represent her client. Now is definitely the time to stay classy and not ruin her own reputation. Especially if she is going to decline to sign back on with Lindsay.

544 days ago
7.

jabberjaws    

Lucked out again.

544 days ago
8.

Bryan    

Just toss her a** in rehab already. I'm tired of this chick.

544 days ago
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CENSORMVSICK    

...bummer...

544 days ago
10.

Sweety30    

Who cares LMZ!!

544 days ago
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jill    

lol at tmz still trying to create drama with all of this. wasn't it tmz's sources that said shawn was not going to enter a plea for lindsay, that she was just going to tell the judge she was off the case.

544 days ago
12.

NikkiMarq    

Send her to jail already, geez

544 days ago
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Majestik    

This is really starting to get boring. TMZ, you are just grasping at straws looking for clicks. She was ordered to appear last time by the judge but that order went out the window somehow. You can damn well bet that on the 30th, she won't show up then either.

544 days ago
14.

Luv    

And the Lindsay merry go around continues

544 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Hopefully Shawn will be there for her.

544 days ago
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