Portland, Ore. — Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP's Michelle Baird-Johnson, director of recruiting and professional development, and Elise Brickner-Schulz, director of legal support services, were recently elected to boards. Baird-Johnson was elected to the board of directors of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO). The FCCO's mission is "to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral and stray cats through spay/neuter programs and education." To date, the organization has helped over 70,000 cats since 1995. Brickner-Schulz was elected to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Region 5 board of directors as the Resource Services Director. In 1971, ALA was established to support management in law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.
About Michelle Baird-Johnson
Baird-Johnson joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 2008 and is responsible for administration of the recruiting process for the firm's lateral-lawyer and law-student hiring, including the summer associate program, and for managing the development of the firm's attorneys, focusing on career planning and growth, mentoring and continuing education. She is a member of the firm's Recruiting and Diversity Committees.
About Elise Brickner-Schulz
Brickner-Schulz joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1987 and is responsible for supervising the firm’s paralegals, project staff and librarians in all offices, as well as coordinating workloads and conducting reviews of these staff. She is also the workflow coordinator for the firm's litigation associates. In addition to serving on the Cedar Sinai Park board of directors, as well as being the chair of its Development Committee, she also serves on the Cascade AIDS Project board of directors and is the cochair of its Development Committee. She is also chair of the Portland Community College Paralegal Program Advisory Council as well as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association's Go Red campaign. Brickner-Schulz is also a nonattorney member of the American Bar and Multnomah Bar Associations and of the firm's Pro Bono and Technology Committees, as well as cochair of the firm's Diversity Committee.