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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 […]

Recently Closed Claims’ Lessons January 2020
Posted on February 28th, 2020

OBLIC paid approximately $450,783 to resolve 13 claims that were closed last month. Payments included 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 recently closed claims. We will provide claim statistics on the areas of […]

Recently Closed Claims’ Lessons 2019
Posted on January 31st, 2020

OBLIC paid approximately $283,257 to resolve 11 claims that were closed in December.   During 2019, we closed a total of 91 claims and 35 disciplinary matters with a total paid on those files of approximately $3,212,304, just a glimpse of some of OBLIC’s efforts in protecting Ohio attorneys. Payments included loss payments, such as judgments awarded or […]

Recently Closed Claims’ Lessons November 2019
Posted on November 22nd, 2019

OBLIC paid approximately $7,005 to resolve 3 claims that were closed last month. Payments included 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 recently closed claims. We will provide claim statistics on the areas of […]