JPA and Affiliate Membership

CAJPA has identified and responded to important needs that exist among its membership, and we are proud to offer services in the following areas:

Legislation

There is a need for legislative awareness and action to support or challenge a broad spectrum of issues affecting our membership. CAJPA provides members a professional and effective legislative advocate that monitors all pertinent legislation on their behalf.

Accreditation

CAJPA sponsors the nations first risk management accreditation program. This program established a model of professional standards that serve as guidelines for all risk management pools regardless of size, scope of operation, or membership structure.

Communication

The CAJPA Journal is a quarterly publication that contains information relating to industry issues, details of upcoming events, the status of current legislation and more.

Scholarships

The Joseph Farrell Memorial Scholarship program was established to help further education of those interested in obtaining a degree or certification in business administration, risk management, A.R.M., CPCU, CSP, Workers Compensation, State Administration license or other qualified designations. Scholarships are available to JPA employees. The scholarships are presented at the Annual Fall Conference.

Government Affairs

Reviews and monitors state and federal regulatory issues affecting JPAs as well as works closely with CAJPAs legislative counsel. Finance and Technology Brings education and training to the finance and accounting community of our JPAs.

Judicial Review

Reviews and evaluates cases decided by Appellate, State and U.S. Supreme Courts as well as litigable issues brought to its attention by members and other sources. Recommendations to the Board to retain legal counsel and submit Amicus Curiae briefs.

Training

CAJPA recognizes the importance of education. Annual training programs are held for this purpose. These opportunities include:

  • Annual Conference - Held in September, this event provides educational sessions and various training programs for governing board members, JPA administrators, workers compensation personnel, liability claims personnel, human resources, financial officers, loss control, risk management and JPA staff members.
  • Legislative Day - This event provides attendees with up-to-date information regarding legislation important to CAJPA members, along with the opportunity for attendees to meet face-to-face with their legislators.
  • Financial Workshop - The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for research of financial issues, discussion of current practices, and opportunities to network with others in the JPA financial field. The workshop is designed for directors, finance officers, accountants, independent auditors and other persons who are responsible for the JPAs financial success.
  • Pool Administrators Workshop - An opportunity for exchanging ideas and alternative approaches to solving pool administration problems.