JUSTICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
APPOINTS ATTORNEY GAEL MAHONY
TO COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
Chief Justice for Administration and Management, Hon. Barbara
A. Dortch-Okara, today announced the appointment of Attorney
Gael Mahony of Boston to the Commission on Judicial Conduct,
effective immediately. Mr.
Mahony is filling the balance of the unexpired term of Attorney
Gerald C. Cook, whose term expires on October 31, 2002.
Mr. Cook resigned from the Commission on February 12,
in 1978, the Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates allegations
of misconduct by judges. Under the authority of G.L.c.211C,
§1, the Chief Justice for Administration and Management of
the Trial Court appoints three lawyer members to the nine-member
Commission on Judicial Conduct.
The Supreme Judicial Court is authorized to appoint
three judges to the Commission, and the Governor is authorized
to appoint three non-lawyers, according to the statute.
Members are appointed to serve six-year terms.
Mr. Mahony is senior counsel at the Boston firm
of Hill & Barlow. As
a trial attorney specializing in complex business litigation,
Mr. Mahony has tried major cases in state and federal courts
in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Mahony served at various
times as Assistant United States Attorney for the District
of Massachusetts, chairman of the
Boston Finance Commission, and Special Assistant Attorney
General in the Criminal Division of the Massachusetts Office
of the Attorney General. He has served as a member of the Standing Committee
on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Judicial
Conference; as a chairman of the Advisory Committee of the
First Circuit Court of Appeals; as chairman of the Federal
Magistrate Selection Committee, and as chairman of the Special
Commission on Foster Care. In addition, he has been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court
and the Judicial Council of the First Circuit in separate
instances to investigate cases of judicial misconduct.
Mr. Mahony is a past president of the American College
of Trial Lawyers. A
lifelong resident of Boston, Mr. Mahony graduated from Yale
University and Harvard Law School.