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OPINION 2015-2 ON LEGAL SEMINAR
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 […]

UPDATE ON CLOSED FILES
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 […]

HOT PRACTICE AREAS FOR CLAIMS
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 [email protected] […]

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.

OSBA CLE: Cybersecurity Law Institute
Posted on April 15th, 2015

OBLIC is proud to sponsor this continuing legal education program. Attend this program and learn how to address cybersecurity issues you or your clients may face. (APPROVED FOR NEW LAWYER TRAINING) Description: The Cybersecurity Law Institute will provide cyber information to practicing attorneys for their own firm information and for advising their clients on cybersecurity […]

2nd Annual OBLIC Golfing for Greatness Fundraiser
Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Benefit for the OSBF Ramey and Weisenberg Funds (All funds collected, exceeding cost, will be donated!) Date: September 1, 2015 Place: Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club, Powell, Ohio Time: Box lunch and registration at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Dinner, drinks and awards beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $150 per player, which includes box […]

2015 OSBA Convention Registration, Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio
Posted on March 15th, 2015

The 2015 OSBA Convention will be held April 29 to May 1 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. You may click on this line to access online registration for the convention and hotel rooms https://www.ohiobar.org/Pages/2015-OSBA-Convention-registration.aspx. Please note the deadline to reserve a hotel room is Sunday, March 29. To take advantage of Early Bird Registration rate, […]

Do I Need Malpractice Insurance?
Posted on February 11th, 2015

A lawyer needs to have legal malpractice insurance (also called lawyers professional liability insurance or LPL coverage) OR inform a client that she/he does not have malpractice insurance at the time of the client’s engagement or at ANY time subsequent to the engagement if the lawyer does not maintain such insurance. (See Ohio Rule of […]