Helena-West Helena Mayor James Valley was disciplined by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct today. He’ll be suspended from law practice for 30 days, once the formal order is filed with the Supreme Court.

The committee found Valley had not communicated sufficiently with a client in a child support case. He waited 14 months before filing a petition for reduction of child support payments and then did nothing further, a committee spokesman said. Valley never responded to the committee’s request for information on the case. His penalty was enhanced, a spokesman said, because Valley had been reprimanded three times previously.


UPDATE: His statement on the jump.