Report 2009-109 Recommendation 51 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 #51 To: Superior Court of California, County of Marin

To make its conflict-of-interest policy more effective, the Marin Superior Court should modify its conflict-of-interest policy to include documenting the cause of potential conflicts of interest in writing and tracking their final disposition.

1-Year Agency Response

The Marin Superior Court modified its conflict-of-interest policy to require the mediator to notify the human resources manager in writing if an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest exists. The policy requires the human resources manager to notify the mediator in writing regarding the final disposition. (See 2013-406, p. 163)

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.