Report 2009-030 Recommendation 14 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 #14 To: Bar of California, State

If the State Bar believes instances occur when probation staff appropriately deviate from the 30-day goal, it should establish parameters specifying time frames and conditions acceptable for a delay in the referral of probation violations and clearly document that such conditions were met.

1-Year Agency Response

In its one-year response, the State Bar stated in order to increase compliance with its goal to improve timeliness and consistency of probation violation referrals to the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel, the probation staff is implementing a tiered system for violation referrals. According to the State Bar's new policy, this system maintains the standard 30-day goal but also establishes 60-day and 90-day deviations. The tiered system of referral also establishes conditions for deviation from the 30-day goal and the documentation in each case that such conditions were met. (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.