Report 2015-030 Recommendation 14 Responses

Report 2015-030: State Bar of California: It Has Not Consistently Protected the Public Through Its Attorney Discipline Process and Lacks Accountability (Release Date: June 2015)

Recommendation #14 To: Bar of California, State

To ensure that it adequately informs the Legislature about the status of the IT projects in its strategic plan, the State Bar should annually update the projects' cost estimates, their respective status, and the funds available for their completion.

6-Month Agency Response

At its July 24, 2015, meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy requiring that a written cost-benefit analysis be submitted to the Board of Trustees before committing to, or making a binding agreement as related to, a project or other initiative that is expected to cost in excess of $2,000,000. The report supporting the Board action is being submitted via email.

  • Completion Date: August 2015
  • Response Date: December 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

The State Bar will include the update of this information in its annual report on the status of the implementation of its strategic plan, which is submitted with its final proposed budget to the Legislature by February 15 of each year.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 02/15/2016
  • Response Date: August 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2015-030

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.