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“Marketing You and Your Law Firm in the 21st Century”

Saturday, July 21st — 9:00 – noon

State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management Section/Grand Traverse-Leelaneua-Antrim Bar Association 

Cambria Suites, 255 Munson Ave. U.S. 31, Traverse City, MI  49686

Review of the marketing ethics rules

• Effective marketing strategies used by the 21st century lawyer, both online and off

• A practical case study in maximizing your “brand”

• The benefits of CloudLaw & other useful resources, summarized in a handy takeaway booklet

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“IoT — A Legal Look”
Identifying and Addressing Risks of Connected Devices

Wednesday, July 25th – 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Ossian Law P.C. 701 Woodward Heights, Ste. 117, Ferndale, MI 48220

The convenience of an increasing number of smart devices in our professional and personal lives cannot be denied. Along with that convenience come security and privacy risks. Information Technology lawyer Kathy Ossian will identify risks, provide many examples and offer tips for both providers and users toward managing the risks. Networking from 6:00-6:30 with presentation from 6:30-7:30. Complimentary admission. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited so register here today!

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“Brand Protection in the Digital Age”

Thursday, September 20th — 7:30 – 9:00 AM

JVS, 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

In the age of brand tarnishment, social media impersonation and similar threats, policing your brand is more important than ever. Information Technology attorney Kathy Ossian will address ways to harmonize your organization’s branding with your social media and other online presence. 

Registration information coming soon!

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Technology Track

Friday, September 28th — 9:50 AM -12:15 PM

State Bar of Michigan/ICLE NEXT Conference, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kathy Ossian, Founder and CEO of Ossian Law P.C. will be moderating the Technology track at the NEXT Conference. Topics include Mining Social Media for Evidence: Ethics and Practicalities, Lawyers, Cloud and Mobile Computing and Ethics and Affordable Technology for Small Firm Productivity.

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“Social Media and User Data – Is the Pendulum Shifting?”

Thursday, December 20th — 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Inventor’s Association of Metropolitan Detroit (IAMD)

Lawrence Technological University, 2100 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

Social media has become an integral part of our business and personal lives. In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations, social media platforms are facing increasing scrutiny on a number of fronts over user data policies and practices. Investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general and recent Congressional hearings have heightened calls for regulation. The pervasive nature of social media use and the lack of comprehensive privacy laws to date underscore the challenge of rolling out meaningful, practical regulations. Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law P.C. will cover:

  • Examples of use and sharing of data to disseminate false information and influence elections
  • Effectiveness of platform self-regulation of content, including hate speech and “fake news”
  • Impact of changes in data sharing practices on users, developers, advertisers and customers
  • Potential regulation models

Registration information coming soon!

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Kathy Ossian

Education:

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law

B.A., Economics, Michigan State University

Experience:

Ossian Law, Founder & CEO, 2013-present

University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present

Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013

Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986

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