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Ohio Ethics Guide on Client File Retention
Posted on March 22nd, 2016

The Board of Professional Conduct of the Ohio Supreme Court issued the Ohio Ethics Guide on Client File Retention on March 18, 2016. To access this Ethics Guide click here http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/BOC/ethicsGuides/2016/ClientFileRetention.pdf To learn more about Client File Retention, plan to attend the session FuturePlan: Template for Succession Plan on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the […]

New Advisory Opinion on Flat Fee Agreements
Posted on February 25th, 2016

The Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio recently issued Opinion 2016-1 which addresses flat fee agreements. Click here to read Opinion 2016-1. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Gretchen Koehler Mote Director of Loss Prevention Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company Phone No.: 614.572.0620 www.oblic.com

Same Old Story
Posted on February 12th, 2016

The Insurance Insider is reporting that AIG is exiting its lawyers’ professional liability (LPL) insurance business (as well as some other lines). AIG wrote its LPL business across three platforms, and in the U.S. primarily through its subsidiary Lexington. As has been the story with several other carriers over the years, it is being reported […]

Posted on January 12th, 2016

The All-Ohio Legal Forum, formerly known as the OSBA Annual Convention, will be held April 27-29, 2016 in the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  OBLIC is again partnering with the OSBA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section and the OSBA Senior Lawyers Section to sponsor CLE sessions at the Forum.  The OSBA Young […]

Posted on January 12th, 2016

The Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct issued Opinion 2015-2 to address the ethical issues that arise when a lawyer presents a seminar to prospective clients regarding legal issues.  The Board opined that a lawyer may present a legal seminar to prospective clients and may provide brochures and law firm information near the exit […]

Posted on January 12th, 2016

The OBLIC Loss Prevention Hotline continues to receive numerous questions regarding closed files.  You can access a helpful article addressing closed files in this previous issue of  the MALPRACTICE ALERT! found on the OBLIC website. https://www.oblic.com/resource-articles/malpractice-alerts/2013/06/01/what-do-i-do-with-closed-client-files/ Remember, it’s a good idea to address in the fee agreement at the outset of representation how the client’s file will be […]

Posted on January 12th, 2016

OBLIC tracks practice areas with the highest number of claims.  For 2015, the Probate and Estate area of practice leads the “hit parade” with the highest number of claims.  This area of practice is followed closely by Plaintiff Personal Injury, Domestic Relations and General Litigation practice.  Real Estate and Collections round out the areas of […]

Amendments to Rules of Professional Conduct Effective April 1, 2015
Posted on June 8th, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct with an effective date of April 1, 2015.  The text of these amendments is listed below.  You may access the complete text of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct on the Ohio Supreme Court website at www.sconet.state.oh.us or contact OBLIC at gmote@oblic.com […]

Court of Appeals Decision, Jackson v Rohrbaugh 2015-Ohio-2112
Posted on June 5th, 2015

A recent 7th District Court of Appeals case noted that judicial estoppel may not be used to defeat a legal malpractice claim where the client’s “statement” was allegedly given as a result of the claimed bad advice of counsel.  To review, click here: Jackson v Rohrbaugh 2015-Ohio-2112

2015 OSBA Convention – Best Practices for Busy Attorneys
Posted on April 27th, 2015

OBLIC is pleased to co-sponsor the “Best Practices for Busy Attorneys” section at the 2015 Ohio State Bar Associatoin Annual Convention at the Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and Friday, May 1, 2015. Please click here for the agenda:  2015 OSBA Convention – Best Practices for Busy Attorneys.