Report 2009-109 Recommendation 30 Responses

Report 2009-109: Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules (Release Date: January 2011)

Recommendation #30 To: Superior Court of California, County of Marin

To verify that the private minorís counsel it appoints are qualified, the Marin family court should establish a process to ensure that minorís counsel submit, no later than 10 days after notification of their appointment and before working on a case, the required declaration of qualifications.

Agency Response*

The Marin superior and family courts developed procedures to ensure that minorís counsel file their declarations of qualifications no later than 10 days after notification of each appointment and before they begin any work on a case. (See 2013-406, p. 158)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: December 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-109

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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