Course Description

Responding to Government Claims is a half day course designed to provide an overview of the claims presentation and agency response requirements of the California Government Claims Act. Students will be introduced to the Act and its strict requirements. The course is designed for agency risk management staff, and other staff who receive, investigate, and respond to liability claims. The course will provide an overview of relevant laws and best practices.

Course Topics:

  • Overview of the California Government Claims Act and its Presentation & Response Requirements
  • Evaluating Claims for Sufficiency
  • Claims Act Deadlines
  • Late Claims and Petitions
  • Claims Investigations
  • Defense Tenders to Third Parties
  • Evidence Preservation

About The Instructor:

A native Californian, Neal Meyers graduated with Highest Honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, concentrating in local government. After that, he attended law school at the University of San Diego. Neal then embarked on a notable law career defending public agencies and businesses in claims ranging from excessive use of force to public works contracts disputes. In doing so, he earned the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards from his peers. Neal contributed to the California League of Cities Municipal Law Handbook, and he lectured many times to small and large groups on government liability, contracts, and public works disputes. After close to 40 years of lawyering, Neal recently retired from active litigation, and he shares what he has learned and continues to learn with you.

Tuition: $175.00

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates RTC for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.
No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.