Statement on the State Bar Audit

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement regarding today's released audit of the California State Bar:

“The latest audit of the State Bar shows that--despite some progress towards focusing more closely on its regulatory duties--once again, the Bar continues to hinder itself in carrying out its mission of public protection with poor internal accounting procedures.  I hope that this most recent audit will help the Bar implement practices that promote efficient, transparent, and accurate budgeting so that it is not distracted from its primary duty to protect the public from attorney misconduct.”

The audit indicates that the State Bar continues to struggle with open accounting and expense policies.  For the full audit report, please click here.

Stone serves as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Contact: Arianna Smith