Report 2009-030 Recommendation 20 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 #20 To: Bar of California, State

The State Bar should continue acting on recommendations from our 2007 report related to improving its processing of disciplinary cases by more consistently using checklists and performing random audits.

1-Year Agency Response

In its one-year response, the State Bar stated that it continues to conduct its monthly random audit of open investigations and ensure that checklists are being used consistently and effectively so that all significant case processing tasks are completed, as appropriate. In late December 2009, the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel issued a new policy directive implementing new case file checklists for trials and investigations. Additionally, the State Bar reported that it is still in the process of automating its intake checklist and that staff will continue to use the manual checklist until the automated one is available. The State Bar stated that implementation of the automated checklist is expected by the end of 2010. (See 2011-406 p. 74)

  • 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.