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Miller Canfield Attorney Elected to Board of Directors of Michigan Humane Society

November 1, 2007

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Beverly Hall Burns , a principal and member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group, has been elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Humane Society (MHS).

The MHS is a private, nonprofit organization that has served the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. It is the largest animal welfare organization in Michigan, one of the largest in the nation, and provides services for more than 100,000 animals each year.

At Miller Canfield, Burns practices labor law, representing both private and public sector employers in NLRB and state employment relations matters; labor negotiations; contract administration; and arbitration. She also specializes in school labor matters including cases under Michigan’s Teacher Tenure Act as well as in special education, student discipline, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues.

She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Board of Commissioners, and of the Labor Section; the American Bar Association’s Labor Law Section and Committee on Law Firm Management; Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association; Michigan Council of School Attorneys; and National Council of School Attorneys. She is past chair of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Board of Directors, serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Detroit and the Detroit Athletic Club, is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation, and past Chair (2004-2006) of the board of trustees of the Michigan Women’s Foundation. She is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.

Burns is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for her work as a labor and employment attorney.

She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

She resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs 800 in offices in Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.