Valuable resources for
our valued policyholders.

Below are articles, presentations and other resources that we found to be insightful and think could be incredibly helpful for our current policyholders.
OSBA CLE: “Lawyers in Trouble and Ways to Stay Out” sponsored by OBLIC
Posted on October 16th, 2020

It is less painful to learn from others’ mistakes than our own. This CLE event is presented through the lens of three highly experienced attorneys with unique perspectives in helping lawyers and law firms extricate themselves from ethical mine fields, disciplinary proceedings and ugly malpractice claims. Attendees will learn important lessons in how to maintain […]

COVID-19 and Malpractice Claims – Will There Be a Correlation?
Posted on June 23rd, 2020

Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, and the resulting economic aftermath, have created so many challenges that it is difficult to comprehend all of the far-reaching impacts on our profession, much less the world in which we live and practice. Fortunately, stay-at-home orders are gradually being lifted and businesses are slowly being permitted to open, although when life […]

Temporary Supervised Admission
Posted on June 16th, 2020

On or after June 15, 2020, recent law graduates can apply for temporary supervised admission. OBLIC is pleased to provide these resources to assist both applicants and supervising attorneys in this process. Guidance for Applicants for Temporary Supervised Admission Guidance for Supervising Attorneys of Applicants for Temporary Supervised Admission Eligibility Requirements Practice Pending Admission Termination […]

Best Practices: Record Retention
Posted on May 5th, 2020

The practice of law is document intensive. You generate records with each email, phone call, pleading or transaction. How to handle these records is an evolving challenge. There is no minimum period of time required by the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct to maintain a client’s file. See Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Opinion 2019-6 Ethical […]

Hotline Questions: Client Confidentiality and Attorney Subpoenas
Posted on May 1st, 2020

Hotline Questions is a continuing series that shares general answers to questions frequently posed to our OBLIC Loss Prevention Hotline. What client information remains confidential when the representation ends? The question often arises when the lawyer withdraws from, or otherwise concludes, representation and is asked to produce documents from the client file or provide testimony […]

Weathering the COVID-19 Storm
Posted on April 24th, 2020

As we conclude another week, we hope this finds you safely navigating these uncharted times. Uncertainty seems to be the hallmark of this pandemic. OBLIC is here to provide you the certainty and reliability you have come to trust. Let us help you through these bizarre times. For those of you working remotely, we suggest you […]

Recently Closed Claims’ Lessons March 2020
Posted on April 17th, 2020

OBLIC paid approximately $1,208,290 to resolve 11 claims that were closed last month, in addition to 2 that were closed without any payment. Payments included gross loss payments, such as judgments awarded or settlement payments, and the attorneys’ fees and costs OBLIC paid to defend its insureds. This is part of a continuing monthly series providing information on […]

OBLIC President & CEO Waiving Transaction Fees
Posted on April 8th, 2020

In light of the impacts of COVID-19, OBLIC has temporarily waived all transactional fees associated with making premium or deductible payments via OBLIC’s payment portal, effective April 7, 2020. We encourage policyholders to utilize this secure, encrypted technology to timely process their premium or deductible payments. If you have any invoice, billing or payment questions, […]

Tips to Help Your Practice Especially Now
Posted on April 1st, 2020

We understand many attorneys and law firms are trying to sustain their practices during this incredibly difficult time, in addition to trying to stay healthy and comply with governmental mandates and social distancing directives. Instead of repeating the daily emails you likely receive telling you the best way to work from home or to stay […]

OBLIC President and CEO Email to Policyholders – OSBA Assistance to Ohio Lawyers Amidst COVID-19
Posted on March 24th, 2020

Dear OBLIC policyholders, The Ohio State Bar Association is making significant strides in providing assistance to Ohio lawyers as they deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Their efforts are far-reaching, and involve work with the Ohio Supreme Court, the Office of the Ohio Governor, the Ohio Legislature, and numerous other groups, agencies and […]