Report 2009-109 Recommendation 45 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 #45 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To strengthen its processes related to minorís counsel fees, the Sacramento superior and family courts should ensure that determinations about the partiesí ability to pay are made in accordance with the court rules and are properly reflected in the orders appointing the minorís counsel.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento superior and family courts have a process for documenting the judicial determination and allocation of the payment of minorís counsel fees. (See 2013-406, p. 161)

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.