Report 2009-030 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Bar of California, State
To make certain that the State Bar provides accurate and complete descriptions to its various stakeholders so they can evaluate the effectiveness of its disciplinary system over time, the State Bar should include additional information regarding backlog in its annual discipline report to the Legislature. Specifically, the State Bar should identify the number of complex cases over 12 months old in its backlog.
1-Year Agency Response
The State Bar provided a copy of its 2009 Annual Discipline Report demonstrating that it had begun including this information. The State Bar stated that it will include this information in each subsequent annual discipline report. Additionally, the State Bar stated that reporting the backlog composition is a work-in-progress and it continues to refine its methods for presenting the data to provide more clarity. (See 2011-406 p. 68)
- Response Date: July 2010
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.