An Arizona parental-rights attorney was suspended from practicing law for 90 days after practicing for several months with a previously suspended license because of unfulfilled continuing legal education obligations, in one instance forcing a “panicked” client to get new court-appointed counsel on the day of a juvenile-court severance trial.

Iller Michelle Hardy, a Phoenix-based lawyer who works in part as a court-appointed attorney for parents in danger of losing their custody rights, was suspended by an Arizona disciplinary judge in an opinion that questioned Hardy’s credibility tied to reasons for her some of her conduct but stopped short of finding that she lied.