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Miller Canfield Attorney Appointed to Board of Commissioners of State Bar of Michigan

July 5, 2006

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. is proud to announce that Beverly Hall Burns, a principal and deputy CEO of the law firm, was recently appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan. Burns will begin a three-year term in September as one of three commissioners-at-large.

The Board of Commissioners oversees the State Bar of Michigan’s operations, including finance, public policy, member services, and strategic planning, and is one of two governing bodies of the State Bar, the other being the Representative Assembly.

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 is also part of the firm’s School Law Group, specializing 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 Labor Law 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 serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Detroit as well as the Detroit Athletic Club, is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation, and current chair of the board of trustees of the Michigan Women’s Foundation. She is a member of the Michigan State University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and chair of the Alumni Board of the MSU College of Arts & Letters.

She resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

The 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.