Commission on Judicial Performance updates hearing dates for Judge Mallery

The Commission on Judicial Performance announced an update to the hearing to inquire into matters concerning Judge Tony R. Mallery, a judge of the Lassen County Superior Court.

The CJP has initiated formal proceeding against Mallery including 21 counts alleging “willful misconduct in office, conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute and improper action within the meaning of article VI, section 18 of the California Constitution providing for removal, censure, or public or private admonishment of a judge or former judge.”

Mallery denies the allegations.

According to a statement from the CJP, the hearing will now be held in Department 19 (not Department 5, as previously announced) of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, 720 9th Street, Sacramento, California. The hearing is scheduled to commence at 9 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2023, and take place on court days from July 10-21, and August 15-25, 2023. The hearing dates and times are subject to change by special masters who will preside over the hearing. The hearing will be open to the public.

The commission is composed of six public members, three judges and two lawyers. The chairperson is Dr. Michael A. Moodian.

For more information about the Commission on Judicial Performance, see the commission’s website at