To confirm that the private evaluators the family court appoints are qualified, the Marin superior and family courts should adopt a local rule regarding procedures for the private evaluators to notify the family court that they have met the domestic violence training requirements. If the superior court chooses not to adopt a local rule, the family court should establish a process to ensure that the private evaluators attach copies of their domestic violence training certificates to their completed evaluation reports.
The Marin Superior Court adopted a local rule requiring private evaluators to submit annually to the court copies of their domestic violence training certificates. (See 2013-406, p. 158)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.