To ensure that it maximizes its cost-recovery efforts related to the Client Security Fund, the State Bar should adopt a policy to file for money judgments against disciplined attorneys for all eligible amounts as soon as possible after courts settle the discipline cases.
The State Bar is filing judgments for all eligible cases. Dedicated staff have been assigned to this activity.
The State Bar asserts that it is now filing judgments for all eligible cases, however, it has not provided us with an adopted policy to file for money judgments for all eligible amounts as soon as possible after courts settle discipline cases.
No change from previous submission.
Under the direction of the State Bar's General Counsel, dedicated staff are now addressing a backlog of judgment filings covering a several year period during which the Bar had put such work on a hiatus; while the State Auditor's recommendation may in fact be appropriate, a cost benefit analysis of the current effort should be conducted prior to adoption of a policy regarding universal judgment filing.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.