Report 2009-030 Recommendation 12 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 #12 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 ensuring that staff comply with procedures for promptly sending initial letters reminding disciplined attorneys of the terms of their probation.

1-Year Agency Response

In its 60-day response, the State Bar stated that it will review its procedures for notifying disciplined attorneys of the terms of their probation and will take steps to ensure greater compliance and prompt notice to probationers. In November 2010 the State Bar stated that the probation office worked with the State Bar Court to assure receipt of copies of disciplinary orders within two weeks after filing. (See 2011-406 p. 72)

  • Response Date: July 2010

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-030

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.