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Green-lighting Use of AI
Posted on July 11th, 2024

We’re sure you’ve heard some of the red flags and warnings about attorneys using generative AI in their practices. But what about green lights? This week’s OBLIC News features an update on use cases of new AI tools to help you adhere your AI uses to the highest standards of professionalism. You’re in the Driver’s […]

Do you have OBLIC FOMO?
Posted on July 3rd, 2024

Recent statistics indicate 56% of people experience FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) when they’re away from social networks. We don’t want you to have OBLIC FOMO! Here’s a list of user-friendly services and resources so you don’t miss out! OBLIC HOTLINE Insured attorneys are encouraged to utilize the OBLIC Loss Prevention Hotline for tips and […]

OBLIC welcomes John R. Tribble as new CEO
Posted on June 28th, 2024

Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company (OBLIC) is delighted to announce that John R. Tribble, MBA, CPCU, CCLA will be joining the Company as its next President and CEO in mid-June, 2024. Mr. Tribble brings a broad depth of experience in the insurance industry to the Company. Mr. Tribble has held a variety of positions during […]

Can my firm charge interest on past-due balances?
Posted on June 12th, 2024

It’s our general recommendation that attorneys implement billing practices that prevent past due balances to the extent possible. Charging sufficient retainers, implementing recurring payments to help clients avoid large bills or infeasible retainer replenishment requests, and periodically reviewing accounts with office staff are all proactive practices that can mitigate delinquent receivables. We encourage you to […]

Spotting Medicaid Issues, Part II: Guardians Timely Applying for Medicaid
Posted on June 6th, 2024

OBLIC is seeing an increasing trend in activity by care facilities seeking to surcharge a ward’s guardian for delay or alleged errors in filing Medicaid applications for the ward. Attorneys serving as guardians should be aware of the nursing home’s standing as an interested party when filing the final account.   Guardians need to pay attention […]

Spotting Medicaid Issues, Part I: Ohio Medicaid Estate Recovery
Posted on May 30th, 2024

The Ohio Medicaid Estate Recovery program seeks repayment for the cost of Medicaid benefits after the death of an individual who received Medicaid benefits. All the real and personal property owned by the Medicaid recipient at the time of death is subject to Medicaid recovery, regardless of whether it passed through probate court or not.  […]

An Ounce of Prevention: Planning Ahead with Disability Insurance
Posted on May 22nd, 2024

If you’re in private practice, you may have noticed new questions when you renewed your Ohio attorney registration last year. Amendments to Gov. Bar Rule VI, adopted in 2023, will be formally effective January 1, 2025. In part, these amendments require many attorneys to provide additional information to the Ohio Supreme Court at the time […]

What’s in a name? Rules for Firm Names and Letterheads
Posted on May 9th, 2024

This week we continue our discussion of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct Section VII. Information about Legal Services by looking at Prof.Cond.R. 7.5 Firm Names and Letterhead. OBLIC’s Loss Prevention Hotline often gets questions on the topic of law firm names including use of trade names and use of a retired or deceased partner’s […]

Legal Advertising: 10 Ethical Tips for Success
Posted on May 1st, 2024

Triplines, landmines, and trap doors? Advertising legal services may seem fraught with peril. This week, we’re neutralizing the hazard with 10 tips for effectively and ethically advertising legal services in Ohio: Start with the Rules: Familiarize yourself with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and (new) Rule 7.4. These rules lay […]

Current Developments: CTA, Fee Agreements, and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Posted on April 25th, 2024

This OBLIC Alert brings you three important developments for several areas of practice. CTA Updates from FinCEN Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Opinion 2024 -03 on Fee Agreements ABA Formal Opinion 510 on Avoiding Imputation of Conflicts of Interest CTA Updates from FinCEN On April 18, 2024, FinCEN updated its Beneficial Ownership Information Frequently Asked Questions […]