Report 2011-030 Recommendations and Responses in 2012-041

Report 2011-030: State Bar of California: Its Lawyer Assistance Program Lacks Adequate Controls for Reporting on Participating Attorneys

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
State Bar of California, Board of Trustees 1 3 1 1

Recommendation To: Bar of California, State

The assistance program should take steps to better gauge its effectiveness. For example, it could measure how long its participants remain in the program and assess the program's impact on any further actions that disciplinary bodies impose on these attorneys. Further, if the assistance program believes that the effectiveness of the program is better measured through other means, it should develop these alternative measures and assess the program's effectiveness in meeting its stated goals.

Response

The State Bar's Office of Budget & Performance Analysis will work with LAP program management and the program oversight committee to define and report performance measures for the program.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: December 2012
  • Response Date: September 2012

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2012-041