JUSTICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
APPOINTS BOSTON ATTORNEY
TO COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
for Administration and Management Barbara A. Dortch-Okara
today announced the appointment of Gael Mahony, Esquire, of
Boston to a six-year term as a member of the Commission on
Judicial Conduct, effective November 1, 2002. Mr. Mahony is presently filling the balance
of the term of a former attorney member, whose term expires
on October 31, 2002.
counsel at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, Mr. Mahony
specializes in business litigation, and has tried major cases
in state and federal courts in Massachusetts as well as in
other jurisdictions. He has previously served 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. In addition,
he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Rules of
Practice and Procedure of the United States Judicial Conference,
chairman of the Advisory Committee of the First Circuit Court
of Appeals, chairman of the Federal Magistrate Selection Committee,
and chairman of the Special Commission on Foster Care.
The Supreme Judicial Court and the Judicial Council
of the First Circuit have appointed him to investigate cases
of judicial misconduct. Mr.
Mahony is a past president of the American College of Trial
Lawyers. A resident
of Boston, he received a B.A. degree from Yale University
and an L.L.B. degree from Harvard Law School.
in 1978, the Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates allegations
of misconduct by judges.
Under G.L. c. 211C, §1, the Supreme Judicial Court
is authorized to appoint three judges to the nine-member Commission.
The Chief Justice for Administration and Management
for the Trial Court appoints three lawyers, and the Governor
appoints three non-lawyers