Many of our municipal clients participate in risk pools to manage their claims and insurance costs. It is essential that their counsel understand the unique sensitivities and interplay of the public bodies, executive officers and department heads charged with the responsibility of managing the liabilities and the dollars. This is risk management in its truest form. It is imperative that claims handling strategies, budget submissions, requests for settlement authority and exposures be presented timely and articulately to assure comprehension by the personnel who will be called upon to justify their actions. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with and reporting on litigated claims to the various boards of Municipal Risk Pools.