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Thank You! to those who have made a difference for us.
Posted on January 31st, 2014

As we move from the holiday season to a new year, we often reassess the past year and implement plans for the future. It’s a good time to remember to say “thank you” to those who have made a difference for us. Although it’s appropriate anytime, it’s especially nice now to put a note of […]

Welcome to Our New Website
Posted on December 26th, 2013

We’ve recently just launched our brand new website, full of new graphics and tons of new functionality. With our new site, we now offer a new amenity for all of our policyholders: our new Resources section! This new area is available to all visitors, but access to specific resource articles and presentations is only available […]

Grace Under Pressure: Dealing with Difficult Clients, Attorneys and Judges
Posted on November 1st, 2013

OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Mote planned a unique seminar offering ethics and professionalism CLE credit. This CLE self-study presented by OBLIC in partnership with the Ohio State Bar Association, will be available on-line through OSBA CLE beginning December 1, 2013. Grace Under Pressure: Dealing with Difficult Clients, Attorneys and Judges will address ethics […]

Event Review: OBLIC Presented Fall Seminar at Dayton Bar
Posted on October 12th, 2013

Ethical Traps and Malpractice Issues for Attorneys was the title of a well-received seminar presented by OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Mote on October 9, 2013 at the Dayton Bar Association. This three hour seminar discussed ethical traps attorneys can avoid and addressed malpractice issues to consider in reviewing lawyers professional liability insurance coverage […]

Event Review: Networking Workshop at Capital University Law School
Posted on September 26th, 2013

OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Mote planned this new networking workshop. The workshop presented on September 20, 2013 at Capital University Law School instructed the students on the value of networking and offered hands-on exercises to teach them networking skills. The students were required to compose and present an “Elevator Speech.” They also worked […]

Event Reivew: Professional Ethics: The Limits of Zealous Representation
Posted on September 14th, 2013

Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Mote participated in a panel discussion at The Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court on September 11, 2013 on The Limits of Zealous Representation. While the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct do not include the phrase “zealous advocacy,” it is still sometimes invoked in discussing an attorney’s representation. Ms. Mote’s […]

Acquiring of OSBA Insurance Agency
Posted on August 30th, 2013

Effective August 30, 2013, the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company acquired the OSBA Insurance Agency, Inc. from the Ohio State Bar Association.  The purpose of the acquisition was to bring all OSBA insurance related entities under one roof, whereby their combined resources, talent and services can be utilized to better serve and meet the complete […]

Event Review: How to Catch and Keep Clients
Posted on May 14th, 2013

This all-day seminar was planned and coordinated by OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Mote. It was presented at the OSBA Annual Convention on May 9, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The seminar provided practical information on using social media ethically and effectively to reach and retain clients. The seminar used a […]

Event Review: Legal Malpractice Insurance and Claims Prevention
Posted on April 12th, 2013

This presentation on April 4, 2013 by OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention at Capital University Law School for the class of Dean Rich Simpson focused on the requirement of legal malpractice insurance and what coverage is provided under lawyers professional liability insurance policies, as well as what is not covered. Ms. Mote also discussed tips […]

Event Review: OACTA Women in the Law Seminar
Posted on February 23rd, 2013

Gretchen Mote, OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention, chaired the Planning Committee for the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Women in the Law Seminar held at the Hilton Polaris on February 21, 2013. Ms. Mote also moderated the panel discussion Inside/Out: Establishing Effective Relationships Between Inside & Outside Counsel. This seminar brought together women lawyers […]