Judge of the Circuit Court
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Occupation: Circuit Court Judge

Occupational Background: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem; Attorney in Private Practice; Josephine County Criminal Justice Coordinator; California Supreme Court Staff Attorney; University of San Francisco, School of Law, Teaching Assistant and Moot Court Director; Josephine County Juvenile Department Court Counselor.

Educational Background: University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, (1984); Southern Oregon State University, M.S., Summa Cum Laude, Interdisciplinary Studies, (1978); Southern Oregon State University, B.S., Cum Laude, Criminology, (1974); Grants Pass High School, (1970).

Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem; Family and Juvenile Law Committee of the Oregon Judicial Conference; Precinct Committee Person; Josephine County Court Security Committee; Statewide SO Treatment Steering Committee.

Personal: Judge Baker and her husband have been married for 32 years and have three children. Judge Baker was raised in Josephine County.

Community Involvement: Riverside West All Sports Park, Mark Brandt Wall of Fame; Josephine County Law Library Committee; Oregon Women Lawyers; American Association of University Women; various non-profit and charitable organizations.

When the Governor appointed Judge Baker to the Bench, he made a "superb" choice according to the Grants Pass Daily Courier (August 7, 2003).

I have presided over all types of circuit court cases including criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations and juvenile court. As the Family Court Judge, I make the hard decisions regarding delinquency, dependency, dissolution, child custody and domestic violence cases. I take my oath of office extremely seriously. I pledge to continue delivering sound, well-reasoned and even-handed decisions. I grew up here and I am proud our community. I will continue to work hard for the youth and families of our area. I am dedicated to preserving justice for all.






(This information furnished by Citizens To Retain Judge Baker.)