Report 2007-030 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2007-030: State Bar of California: With Strategic Planning Not Yet Completed, It Projects General Fund Deficits and Needs Continued Improvement in Program Administration (Release Date: April 2007)

Recommendation #7 To: Bar of California, State

To ensure that it maximizes collection efforts and its ability to implement the Rules of Court as soon as the supreme court approves procedures allowing their use, the State Bar should implement its proposed policy for pursuing debtors.

1-Year Agency Response

The California Supreme Court approved the Rule of Court in April 2007. In July 2007 the Board of Governors adopted a pursuit policy for court ordered disciplinary costs and Client Security Fund obligations, which was immediately implemented. The State Bar reported that, as of April 2008, it has filed 169 requests for entry of judgments to enforce assessments ordered in 313 disciplinary matters. (See 2009-406, p. 258)

  • Response Date: April 2008

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

All Recommendations in 2007-030

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.