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THE LATEST ON CLIENT FILE RETENTION
Posted on November 1st, 2019

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently issued Opinion 2019-6 Ethical Obligation to Deliver a Former Client’s File.. The Opinion states: A lawyer does not have a duty to preserve client files permanently. A lawyer is not required by the Rules of Professional Conduct to maintain a former client’s file for a minimum period of time after termination […]

OHIO BAR COLLEGE MEMBERSHIP JUST GOT EASIER
Posted on September 12th, 2019

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company (OBLIC) are proud to announce that OBLIC is now administering the Ohio Bar College program. The main objective of the Ohio Bar College is to provide recognition for those lawyers and judges who have exceeded the required hours of continuing legal education by […]

40 years = 4 perfect 10’s
Posted on September 6th, 2019

In honor of our 40th Anniversary we’ve evolved our brand to reflect the full scope of who we are, what we do and where we’re headed.  This is an incredibly positive transformation and we’re excited to have you share in it with us. While our look has changed, we will still be the same customer-focused […]

IMPORTANT NEWS THAT IMPACTS YOUR PRACTICE – Update on Efforts to Reverse Tax Increase on Ohio Lawyers
Posted on August 7th, 2019

Since SOME of you are NOT members of the OSBA, you may not have heard this news… On July 18, 2019, Governor DeWine signed H.B. 166 (Ohio’s main operating budget) into law. A consequence of H.B. 166 is that lawyers will no longer be able to claim the state Business Income Deduction or “BID” which previously allowed […]

40 is lookin’ good on us
Posted on August 2nd, 2019

In honor of our 40th Anniversary we’ve evolved our brand to reflect the full scope of who we are, what we do and where we’re headed.  This is an incredibly positive transformation and we’re excited to have you share in it with us. While our look has changed, we will still be the same customer-focused […]

OBLIC State of Emergency Extension
Posted on May 30th, 2019

OBLIC is here to protect Ohio attorneys facing loss.  In light of the state of emergency declared for the below Ohio counties, OBLIC is providing the option to those affected Insureds to defer premium payments coming due and extend policy deadlines up to 60 days. If you suffered loss due to the dangerous and damaging […]

GOLFING FOR GREATNESS 2019 FUNDRAISER
Posted on May 8th, 2019

Benefitting: The OSBF Ramey & Weisenberg Funds.  All funds, exceeding costs, will be donated. Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Time: Box lunch & registration at 11a.m.  Shotgun start at noon. Place: Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club, Powell, Ohio Dinner, drinks & awards beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $160 per player, which includes a box lunch, golf, two drink tickets […]

FILE CLOSING LETTERS
Posted on April 30th, 2019

Sending a file closing letter at the conclusion of legal representation can satisfy one prong of the statute of limitations for a legal malpractice claim.  An action for legal malpractice accrues and the statute of limitations begins to run, under R.C. 2305.11(A) when there is a cognizable event whereby the client discovers or should have discovered […]

OHIO`S NEW OMNIBUS PROBATE BILL
Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Ohio House Bill 595, the Omnibus Probate Bill, became effective March 22, 2019. This legislation made important changes affecting attorneys who practice in the area of probate, estate and trust law. Special Needs Trust 5163.21 ORC Permits nonelderly, disabled applicants or recipients of Medicaid benefits or their spouses to establish their own special needs trust. […]

OHIO’S NEW OMNIBUS PROBATE BILL
Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Ohio House Bill 595, the Omnibus Probate Bill, became effective March 22, 2019. This legislation made important changes affecting attorneys who practice in the area of probate, estate and trust law. Special Needs Trust 5163.21 ORC Permits nonelderly, disabled applicants or recipients of Medicaid benefits or their spouses to establish their own special needs trust. Ante-Mortem […]