Report 2015-047 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2015-047: The State Bar of California: Its Lack of Transparency Has Undermined Its Communications With Decision Makers and Stakeholders (Release Date: May 2016)

Recommendation #15 To: Bar of California, State

To ensure that the State Bar's board can make informed decisions about its consultant's recommendations regarding budgeting and financial reporting, the State Bar should analyze the costs and benefits of implementing its consultant's recommendations about budgets and present this analysis to its board for consideration.

6-Month Agency Response

The Board considered the cost-benefit analysis at its July 2016 meeting; the analysis has been submitted to the State Auditor.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: November 2016

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

In July 2016, State Bar staff reported that the State Bar had implemented 587 of 748 budget and financial reporting elements and recommended implementation of 66 additional elements to its board based on an analysis of the costs and benefits of doing so.

60-Day Agency Response

The Board will consider a cost-benefit analysis regarding consultant recommendations as to budget preparation and reporting at its July22, 2016, meeting.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 7/22/2016
  • Response Date: July 2016

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

All Recommendations in 2015-047

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.