On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the Commission on Judicial Performance announced that the hearing before the special masters had been scheduled to commence on Monday, January 30, 2022. The disciplinary matter involves Lassen County Superior Court Judge Tony R. Mallery, who has been charged with 21 counts of misconduct.
In a Notice of Formal Proceedings, dated September 6, 2022, the Commission on Judicial Performance charged Judge Mallery with multiple counts of judicial misconduct governing integrity and independence; impropriety; impartiality, competence, and diligence. Mallery was further alleged to have failed to conduct quasi-judicial and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with judicial obligations.
The California Code of Judicial Ethics can be found here.
The announcement further provided that the special masters vacated all previously set pretrial dates and reopened discovery in the matter.
According to the filing, the Commission is composed of six public members, three judges, and two lawyers, having the Honorable Michael B. Harper as the chairperson.
Judge Mallery earned a law degree from the Northern School of Law. His courtroom is at 2610 Riverside Drive in Susanville and can be reached at (530) 251-8205.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.