Report 2017-030 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2017-030: The State Bar of California: It Needs Additional Revisions to Its Expense Policies to Ensure That It Uses Funds Prudently (Release Date: June 2017)

Recommendation #13 To: Bar of California, State

To ensure that it contracts only for appropriate and necessary services from outside law firms at a prudent rate, the State Bar should put its informal practice into a written policy regarding its evaluation of the State Bar's past experiences with the law firms being considered.

6-Month Agency Response

The informal practice continues to be in place; formal codification will occur as part of a larger set of revisions to the State Bar's procurement manual, to be completed by January 2018.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2018
  • Response Date: December 2017

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

We look forward to the State Bar providing a more complete description of its actions to implement our recommendations, as well as evidence of those actions, at its one-year response in June 2018.


60-Day Agency Response

The informal practice continues to be in place; formal codification will occur as part of a larger set of revisions to the State Bar's procurement manual, to be completed by January 2018

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2018
  • Response Date: August 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2017-030

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.