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.

1-Year 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)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.