On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, the Commission on Judicial Conduct of Washington issued an order in the matter of Judge Tracy S. Flood, who serves on the Bremerton Municipal Court, granting motions to extend discovery and continue the hearing date, and resetting prehearing deadlines.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Tracy S. Flood,” with case no. 11005-F-204.
The charges against Judge Flood were filed on July 12, 2023, and include violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The charges allege that Judge Flood failed to comply with the law and act in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary. She is also accused of mistreating attorneys and court staff, resulting in the resignation of at least a dozen staff members.
In response, Judge Flood has denied all the allegations against her. In relation to this, on August 28, 2023, the Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct released a notice regarding a fact-finding hearing. The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on December 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard, Washington.
However, in the latest development of the case, the Commission on Judicial Conduct of Washington issued an Order on Motions and Amending Scheduling Order, which grants a motion to extend discovery and set the deposition of Judge Flood, as well as a joint motion to continue the hearing date and reset prehearing deadlines. As a result, the hearing is now scheduled to take place on March 18, 2024, with discovery to be completed by November 3, 2023, and the deposition of Judge Flood to be agreed upon by October 23, 2023. Any pretrial motions must be filed by February 16, 2024, and trial briefs must be filed by March 11, 2024. The parties are also required to file a joint statement of evidence by March 11, 2024.
Judge Flood earned a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. The judge’s Courtroom is at 550 Park Ave. Bremerton in Washington, and can be reached at 360-473-5215. Her info can be found on Ballotpedia.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.