On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana ruled on the petition of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel concerning allegations of additional misconduct against Baton Rouge attorney Ronald Sidney Haley, Jr.

The case is styled  In Re Ronald Sidney Haley, Jr., and was brought by the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel under case no. 2022-B-1367.

By order of the Court dated December 7, 2021, Haley was suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year and one day, with all but six months of the suspension deferred.

According to the filing:

“The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”) now petitions this court to make the deferred portion of the suspension executory based upon allegations that respondent committed additional misconduct.”

The filing continues:

“Supreme Court Rule XIX is silent with regard to the procedure for making a deferred suspension executory. However, we find the provisions of Supreme Court Rule XIX, Appendix C, Rule 6, which address the procedures for revocation of probation, provide a useful analogy. We will employ this procedural framework for addressing the instant petition.”

Based on the foregoing, the Court ruled for the remand of the ODC’s petition to the disciplinary board.

The Court directed the disciplinary board to conduct an evidentiary hearing and make an appropriate recommendation to the Court on the question of whether the deferred portion of Haley’s suspension should be made executory.

According to Mr. Haley’s LinkedIn profile, he graduated from the Louisiana State University Paul M Hebert Law Center in 2006. Mr. Haley is the founding partner of Haley Law Firm. He has been licensed in Louisiana.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.