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California Bar’s New Discipline Process Backlogged, Audit Says

April 29, 2021, 8:42 PM

Reorganizing the California Bar’s discipline system resulted in double-digit increases in processing times and case backlogs, a state auditor’s report released Thursday said.

The agency consistently omitted information from its annual discipline report to the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom, including leaving out types of cases from its caseload metrics and past data needed for a year-to-year comparison, the report said.

The bar also violated its policies in contracting for examination software, “and later entered into a contract amendment for additional security features necessary to remotely administer the state bar examination in response to the Covid-19 pandemic—collectively worth almost $4 ...