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Attorney Appointed to the Police Commission by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer

March 13, 2001

Megan P. Norris, a principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, p.l.c., has been appointed to the Police Commission by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer. The appointment was approved by the City Council. Ms. Norris practices in the firm’s Labor Department concentrating in the area of employment litigation defense. She joined Miller Canfield after receiving her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986. Ms. Norris is the secretary-treasurer of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and former president of the Detroit Barristers Association and currently serves on the Labor Advisory Board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She is former president of the board of trustees for the Deaf, Hearing & Speech Center, former president of the board of trustees for the Wayne State University Episcopal Chaplaincy, and former president of the board of directors of the Whitaker School of Theology.

She is the author of several articles on employment law and is a frequent speaker on employment issues such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and discrimination. She is coauthor of the 1994 edition of the Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Manual chapter on handicap discrimination, and coauthor of the Schlei and Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, supplement on the Americans with Disabilities Act, published in 1998 and 2000.

She resides in Detroit.

The 260-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, p.l.c., established in Detroit, Michigan in 1852, has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Troy, Washington, D.C., New York City, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland; with an affiliated office in Pensacola, Florida. The internet address is www.millercanfield.com.