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 adjust its methodology going forward for calculating case processing times for investigations so that the calculations include time spent to process closed and forwarded cases for the relevant year only. For example, for its 2009 annual discipline report, the State Bar should report the average processing time for only cases it closed or forwarded to the State Bar Court in 2009.
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. (See 2011-406 p. 67)
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