It’s not often that lawyers die from work-related circumstances, but that’s what happened to  Raymond D’Uva. According to colleagues, D’Uva, an immigration lawyer who practiced in Newark for more than 30 years, died on June 3 after struggling for two months with COVID-19 that he contracted at a U.S. immigration court proceeding in Newark. He was 68.

D’Uva was a respected member of the immigration bar who was always ready to give advice to young lawyers, said Cesar Estela, chair of the New Jersey chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The high regard that many immigration practitioners felt for D’Uva adds a personal note to their battle with federal officials over a policy against trial technology at the Newark immigration court.