Report 2009-030 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2009-030: State Bar of California: It Can Do More to Manage Its Disciplinary System and Probation Processes Effectively and to Control Costs (Release Date: July 2009)

Recommendation #11 To: Bar of California, State

To fulfill its responsibility to protect the public and its mission to assist attorneys to successfully complete the terms of their probation, the State Bar should ensure that it effectively communicates with and monitors attorneys on probation by continuing its efforts to determine the appropriate caseload level for its staff to effectively monitor probationers and adjust staffing as appropriate.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

Based on the consultant's review of staffing and existing resources and the experience of the Probation Unit in meeting mission goals with its current staffing level, the State Bar has set a caseload 170 for probation deputies. To make appropriate adjustments as may be needed, the State Bar is continuing to monitor and evaluate this caseload on the effectiveness of staff to communicate and monitor probationers. (See 2010-041 p. 157)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-030

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.