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2017 Litigation, Insurance and Tort Liability (LITL) Program

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Schools Insurance Authority (SIA)
9800 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95827

Session 1:
Body Worn Cameras - Cameras in Schools - pdf
Greg Fox - Founding Senior Partner, Bertrand, Fox Ellion, Osman & Wenzel
Dean Waddell - Loss Control Consultant, Keenan & Associates

Discussion will surround the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement, the good, the bad, and the ugly and how they help or hinder the defense of a case. In addition, we will examine cameras in our schools as well. Whether on a campus police officer or security cameras, we will also talk about how effective they are, or are not, when defending against school related exposures. Finally, we will touch on best practices with regard to cameras including best uses, policies, and record retention requirements.

Session 2:
Claims 101 - The Obtuse World of Government Claims in California - pdf
Craig Schweikhard - Claims Administrator, CJPRMA
Daniel P. Berer - Pollak, Vida and Fisher

A comprehensive review of the Government Claims Act and a deep dive in to the subtle nuances of the Act and how you can best handle claims to give your agency the best chance at defending themselves in the coming lawsuit. We will discuss claims filing, notices of insufficiency, rejecting claims and handling of untimely claims. You will receive a step by step outline of reviewing the claim and taking the correct and timely action required.