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Do I need malpractice insurance?

Article Resource  |  Posted on February 11, 2015 in: AnnouncementsArticlesLaw Students

A lawyer needs to have legal malpractice insurance (also called lawyers professional liability insurance or LPL coverage) OR inform a client that she/he does not have malpractice insurance at the time of the client’s engagement or at ANY time subsequent to the engagement if the lawyer does not maintain such insurance. (See Ohio Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4) This insurance must be in the amounts of at least $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 in the aggregate. The lawyer also must inform the client if the lawyer’s malpractice insurance is terminated.

If the lawyer does NOT have malpractice insurance, she/he must have the client sign the NOTICE TO CLIENT form found in Rule 1.4. The lawyer must keep a copy of the notice signed by the client for 5 years after termination of representation of the client.

To learn more and to apply for malpractice insurance, click here. OBLIC has provided lawyers professional liability insurance to Ohio lawyers since 1979. OBLIC was founded by Ohio lawyers in the Ohio State Bar Association for Ohio lawyers. OBLIC is part of the OSBA family and is proud to serve the LPL insurance needs of Ohio lawyers.

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2015 NABRICO Annual Conference in Columbus, OH

Article Resource  |  Posted on February 6, 2015 in: AnnouncementsArticlesEvents

OBLIC is pleased to host the 2015 NABRICO Annual Conference in Columbus, OH on September 30 – October 2, 2015.  NABRICO is the National Association of Bar Related Insurance Companies, an association comprised of 19 member companies which provided legal professional liability insurance in numerous states and provinces in the United States and Canada.

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Amendments Effective July 1, 2014

Article Resource  |  Posted on July 6, 2014 in: Announcements

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The Ohio Supreme Court adopted amendments, effective July 1, 2014, to Rules 4, 9, 10, 11, and 43 of the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 7, 33, 36, 45, 75, and 86 of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 5, 41, and 59 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules 40 and 47 of the Ohio Rules of Juvenile Procedure.  (Note: Appellate Rule 43, Civil Rule 86, Criminal Rule 59 and Juvenile Rule 47 address Effective Dates.)

The Court provided the following summary of the amendments.  You may access the full text of the amendments, with the Staff Notes, on the Ohio Supreme Court website

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Our On-line Application: an Easier Way to Apply for Insurance

Article Resource  |  Posted on March 27, 2014 in: Announcements

OBLIC is pleased to announce an easier way to apply for insurance, either as new business or at renewal – our new E-App.  This on-line application will allow you to complete the entire application process over the internet, including any required supplements, thereby shortening the time between application and policy issuance.

For new business, just click on APPLY NOW.  For renewal business, watch your emails.  An announcement and instructions will be sent to you prior to your renewal.


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