To ensure it informs stakeholders of conditions that may affect its policy and programmatic decisions, the State Bar should concisely present its budget assumptions and methodology in the final budget document it provides to its board and the Legislature.
See State Bar's 2017 budget submission which reflects implementation of this recommendation.
Due to uncertainties regarding the level of Bar funding for 2017, the proposed budget for that year to be submitted on November 15, 2016, will reflect very few changes from the 2016 adopted budget. The November budget submission will essentially be a placeholder document pending the Court's decision on the Bar's fee authorization request. The 2017 final budget to be submitted in February, 2017, will include budget assumptions and methodology.
Budget assumptions and methodology for deriving same will be fully documented in the Bar's 2017 budget submission.
We will review the implementation of this recommendation in 2017.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.