The California JPIA held its Annual Liability Attorney Summit on August 23, 2017, at the Authority campus in La Palma. Approximately 57 participants attended the Summit, including representatives from Carl Warren & Company, Authority staff, and 19 of the Authority’s liability defense panel firms and business partners. Paul Zeglovitch, the Authority’s Liability Program Manager, welcomed attendees and presented a report on the State of the Liability Program. Topics presented included an appellate case update by Dan Barer of the law firm of Pollack, Vida & Fisher; the effective use of surveillance, by Patrick Carroll of Horsemen Investigations; a summary of a recent mock trial that was conducted on a police detention death case, with attorney Konrad Rasmussen and David Cannon of Trial Innovations; and an overview of how expert animation and illustration can be valuable in litigation, by Alex Deaconson of DK Global. Attendees also shared success stories with the audience from both California JPIA cases and other clients from the past year, providing insights into the law, local jurisdictions, and juror and judge behavior.
For information about the Liability Attorney Summit or the Authority’s liability protection programs, contact Paul Zeglovitch by email or at (562) 467-8786.