California JPIA to Present on “Lawsuit-Proofing Your City” at Upcoming MMASC Annual Conference

California JPIA Liability Program Manager Paul Zeglovitch and attorney Scott J. Grossberg will present “Lawsuit-Proofing Your City” on November 14, during the upcoming Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) Annual Conference in Santa Barbara.

Zeglovitch and Grossberg, of Scott J. Grossberg, APC, will lead a breakout session that will educate attendees about the primary risks California public agencies face, complexities of the litigation process, management issues, and the governing body’s role in the process. Topics during this presentation will include claims investigations sidewalk inspections, mandatory reporting, elected officials’ liability, votes of “no confidence,” tactics from unions and associations, additional insured issues, document retention policies, First Amendment audits, and participant waivers.

MMASC promotes public service excellence across a nine-county area in Southern California by providing a collaborative forum for its more than 800 members. Through MMASC, local government professionals participate in professional development, make meaningful connections, and exchange resources and best practices. 

The Authority has supported the MMASC as a Platinum Sponsor since 2018. 

“The California JPIA is proud to be an MMASC sponsor and help provide opportunities for local government professionals to learn from each other and better serve their communities,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “Authority team members embrace MMASC events as an opportunity to learn alongside our government partners and hear directly from Authority members and prospective members about the issues that matter most to them.”

In addition to the annual conference, the Authority participates in MMASC’s signature events throughout the year to engage with local leaders regarding risk management and learn about government officials’ priorities.

“The California JPIA is a valued MMASC partner. Through their sponsorship and their involvement in MMASC events, it’s clear that the California JPIA is dedicated to educating and serving the needs of Southern California’s government professionals,” said Nick Gonzalez, MMASC President.

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Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 100 member cities and other governmental agencies.  Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive risk management training and loss control services.