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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. […]

OBLIC State of Emergency Extension
Posted on March 19th, 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 during the flooding that began February […]

OBLIC`s 2019 Golfing for Greatness Fundraiser
Posted on March 18th, 2019

OBLIC to host it’s 6th Annual Golfing for Greatness fundraiser on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club in Powell, Ohio. Save the date!

ADDRESSING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Posted on February 21st, 2019

Addressing conflicts of interest presents challenges for practicing attorneys.  The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently issued Opinion 2019-1 Representation of Adverse Party in Unrelated Matters.  The Opinion stated: Absent informed consent, a lawyer may not undertake representation of an adverse party in an unrelated matter when the lawyer represents current clients with claims pending against […]

DEFENSES AGAINST CYBER THREATS
Posted on January 15th, 2019

We’re just beginning 2019, but cyber threats especially from well-financed foreign operatives loom large.  With that in mind, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center recently issued its program Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield  to raise awareness of these threats and provide training material and tips for best practices to address these threats. Visit the NCSC […]

PROBATE DO’S & DON’TS
Posted on January 8th, 2019

The areas of probate, trust and estate planning continue to top the list for legal malpractice claims.  It’s no secret that we’re seeing the largest transfer of wealth ever with the maturing of the “Baby Boomer” generation. Here are some Practice Tips for probate practitioners to avoid common claims: Address conflicts of interest Always run a […]

ATTORNEY MANDATORY REPORTING OF ABUSE
Posted on December 18th, 2018

Ohio attorneys, doctors, social workers and certain other professionals, are required to report abuse of adults as well as children.  Ohio Revised Code 5101.63 mandates that an attorney having a reasonable cause to believe an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited shall immediately report that to the county department of job and family services. Ohio […]

CLE REPORTING REMINDER
Posted on December 13th, 2018

A reminder for OBLIC insured attorneys!  If your last name begins with the letter M through Z, you must complete your continuing legal education requirements for the 2017/2019 Compliance Period by December 31, 2018. Attorneys registered for active or corporate status must complete 24 hours of CLE, including 2.5 hours of professional conduct, every two […]