Report 2009-109 Recommendation 50 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 #50 To: Superior Court of California, County of Marin

To ensure that it reimburses only appropriate and necessary minorís counsel costs, the Marin Superior Court should develop a written policy that outlines the costs it will reimburse and that requires the attorneys to provide original receipts for their costs.

1-Year Agency Response

The Marin Superior Court developed a policy for reviewing incidental costs on minorís counsel invoices. The policy reflects the courtís reimbursement rates and, in certain circumstances, requires minorís counsel to provide receipts. (See 2013-406, p. 162)

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.