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Below are articles, presentations and other resources that we found to be insightful and think could be incredibly helpful for our current policyholders.
October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Posted on October 13th, 2021

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and OBLIC is participating by providing a bonus series of alerts to raise awareness of specific cyber threats facing law firms with recommended practices to help protect you and your firm. Week #1—Yes, it Could Happen to You   Lawyers who ignore cyber security advice often believe their […]

Changes to Ohio Probate Law, Guardianship Law and Ohio Trust Code
Posted on August 19th, 2021

Revisions to Ohio Probate Law, Guardianship Law and Ohio Trust Code enacted by HB 7 of the 134 Ohio General Assembly take effect August 17, 2021.  The highlights of these changes include:  Selection of Automobiles by Surviving Spouse Clarification in R.C. 2106.13(A) that if the surviving spouse selected more than one automobile under R.C. 2106.18, […]

Sample Collection Letter
Posted on February 23rd, 2021

If you are a registered policyholder, please click on Download this File  to view the sample letter.

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 […]