Honorable LAURA BAIRD


Courtroom located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
2nd Floor

 
  • Elected Circuit Court Judge 2000, 2006, 2012 
Education
  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (1979) with distinction
  • Western Michigan University, B.S. (1975)
Experience
  • Private Practice, Baird & Zulakis, P.C. (1980-2000)
  • State Representative, 70th House District (1995-2000) 
  • County Commissioner, Ingham County, 11th District (1992-1994)
  • Associate Attorney with the Family Law Clinic of Lansing, Michigan (1979-1980)
  • Teacher, Collegio International de Carabobo Valencia, Venezuela (1974-1975)
Associations/Affiliations
  • Michigan Judges Association (MJA) Executive Board; President 2016
  • State Bar of Michigan;  Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ingham County Bar Association; Bar Foundation Fellow 
  • Women Lawyers Association of Mid-Michigan 
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Michigan Law Revision Commission (1996-2000) 
  • Michigan Sentencing Guidelines Commission (1996-2000) 
  • National Commissioner on Uniform State Laws (1996-2000) 
  • NAACP Life Member
  • Presenter at Michigan Judical Institute
Community Involvement
  • Ele’s Place Community Board of Directors
  • Ele’s Place Governing Board of Directors
  • Legal Services of South Central MI Advisory Board
  • Oasis Family Center Board
  • Tri-County Community Advocates (1982-2002)
  • Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Board, Vice Chair (1993-1994)