To ensure that it maximizes its cost-recovery efforts related to the Client Security Fund, the State Bar should adopt a policy to evaluate annually the effectiveness of the various collection methods it uses to recover funds from disciplined attorneys.
The State bar is delayed in adopting such a policy but will do so by the end of 2017.
The State Bar is delayed in implementing this recommendation but will do so by the end of 2017.
Staff has begun development. As part of this process, a significant amount of work has been done to enhance collections. Initially, this effort focused on addressing a years-long backlog in judgment filing. Most recently, staff has moved to secure a collections vendor through a Judicial Council master agreement vendor. As part of both sets of activities, policies are being developed; we are unlikely to meet the previously stated goal of policy adoption by the end of the year however.
The State Bar will adopt such a policy by the end of 2016; the policy may call for a biennial, instead of annual, review.
As of August 2016 the State Bar has not yet adopted a policy as recommended.
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