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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
In re Disciplinary Action Against Howe
Citation:843 N.W.2d 325 (N.D. 2014)
Howe (Respondent) represented an undocumented immigrant couple faced with deportation, even though they had lived in the United States for over 20 years and had four children who were U.S. citizens. He engaged in a dilatory strategy to delay their removal proceedings and keep them in the United States as long as possible, by refusing to provide documentation that the judge requested on multiple occasions. Howe appeared before a hearing panel of the state’s disciplinary board and was given a six-month suspension from the practice of law and a fine.
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