To ensure it informs stakeholders of conditions that may affect its policy and programmatic decisions, the State Bar should document the assumptions and methodology underlying its budget estimates.
See State Bar's 2017 budget submission which reflects implementation of this recommendation.
Due to budget uncertainties, the proposed 2017 budget submitted to the legislature on November 15, 2016, largely reflected the adopted 2016 budget. The Bar's January 2017 final budget submission will reflect assumptions and methodology.
Budget assumptions and methodology for deriving same will be fully documented in the Bar's 2017 recommendations.
We will review implementation in 2017.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.