Report 2017-030 Recommendation 16 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 #16 To: Bar of California, State

To increase transparency, the State Bar should disclose annually to the board a list of all contracts with outside law firms—including a description of the services provided, the need for such contracts, and the value and length of the contracts.

6-Month Agency Response

Staff will bring the a report containing a list of all contracts with outside law firms, including a description of the services provided, the need for such contracts, and the value and length of the contracts, to the Board of Trustees annually at its January planning meetings.

  • 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

Staff will bring the a report containing a list of all contracts with outside law firms, including a description of the services provided, the need for such contracts, and the value and length of the contracts, to the Board of Trustees annually at its January planning meetings.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Janiuary 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.