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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Statute Of Repose Requiring Medical Malpractice Suits To Be Filed Within Four Years
Posted on December 2nd, 2016

In a recent decision, Antoon v Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Slip Opinion 2016-Ohio- 7432, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the Ohio medical-malpractice statute of repose in Ohio Revised Code 2305.113 (C) is constitutional even to the extent it prohibits bringing suit on a cause of action that has vested and accordingly, is a true statute […]

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Here’s a friendly reminder that an attorney whose last name begins with a letter from M through Z shall complete a minimum of twenty-four credit hours of continuing legal education, including a minimum of two and one-half credit hours of instruction in professional conduct topics, on or before December 31, 2016. Click here to access […]

Cyber Liability for Lawyers
Posted on August 10th, 2016

Read the article Cyber Liability for Lawyers by OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention Gretchen Koehler Mote in the Summer Issue of Lawyers Quarterly. To go directly to the article, click here.

OSBAIA – Threats to your business come in all forms. Protect yourself like you protect your clients.
Posted on July 25th, 2016

Keep yourself protected no matter what kind of unforeseen incidents might arise. The Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Agency Business Owners Policy covers losses due to weather damage, computer crashes and failures, and auto accidents. With this kind of peace of mind you can focus on what’s important, protecting your clients while the Ohio State […]

Reminder – Your OBLIC Policy Provides Cyber Breach Coverage
Posted on July 12th, 2016

Email scams take many forms, and attorneys are among those that are often targeted with ever-evolving, sometimes complicated schemes.  Face it, hackers view law firms as easy prey.  ”Phishing” schemes using data mined from public information to gain access to computer systems are on the rise, appearing as what might seem to be a legitimate […]

New Advisory Opinions Address Online Lawyer Referral Service and Conflicts for Legal Interns
Posted on June 21st, 2016

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Standard Probate Forms in the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, effective July 1, 2016. The new probate forms will: Form 21.6 permit a person applying for a name change to waive the public announcement requirement where such publication will jeopardize the applicant’s personal […]

3rd Annual Golfing for Greatness Golf Outing Fundraiser
Posted on June 14th, 2016

OBLIC to host its 3rd Annual Golfing for Greatness golf outing on August 29, 2016 at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club in Powell, OH.  Click here for more information!

Posted on May 10th, 2016

Do you practice in an office sharing arrangement?  Does your arrangement comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct? Click here to read OBLIC OFFICE/EXPENSE SHARING:  DO’S AND DON’TS.

Office Sharing Caveat
Posted on April 26th, 2016

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court M.D. Tenn., highlights the importance of following the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding the name of a lawyer’s practice and the need for clarity in choosing the proper entity through which to practice.  In this case, the office sharing lawyers practiced under a name that listed their […]

Advisory Opinion on Lawyer’s Duty to Report Another Lawyer’s Misconduct
Posted on April 19th, 2016

The Board of Professional Conduct recently released an advisory opinion about a lawyer’s duty to report unprivileged knowledge of another lawyer’s misconduct.  With the release of Opinion 2016-2, the Board withdrew Advisory Opinion 1990-1.  The Opinion discusses Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct 8.3 and 1.6.  Click here to read Opinion 2016-2.