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Beth BakerNONENon-Partisan Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
61
Years of Age
MTResidence (state)

Beth Baker (born 1961) is an Associate Justice of the Montana Supreme Court. Elected on November 2, 2010 and sworn into office on January 3, 2011, she became the fourth woman to serve on Montana's highest bench. She took the seat of the retired Justice W. William Leaphart. Originally from Spokane, Washington, she graduated magna cum laude in 1982 from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication. Baker received her law degree, with high honors, from the University of Montana School of Law in 1985.Baker clerked for Judge Charles C. Lovell of the United States District Court for the District of Montana, from 1985 to 1989. For 11 years, from 1989 to 2000, she was an Assistant Attorney General with the Montana Department of Justice. During this time she served four years as Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General and four years as Chief Deputy Attorney General. She left state government to do private practice at the Helena, Montana law firm of Hughes, Kellner, Sullivan and Alke from 2000 to 2010.Baker has served for ten years on the Montana Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission, currently as its chair. She also serves as an ex officio director of the Montana Justice Foundation. In 2006, she was awarded the State Bar of Montana's Professionalism Award.

Education4 - 4 of 2
School of Law University of Montana
JD
1985
University of Washington
BA Speech Communication
1982
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Justice
Montana State Supreme Court
2010 - Current
Attorney
Hughes, Kellner, Sullivan & Alke, PLLP
2000 - 2010
Assistant Attorney General
Montana Department of Justice
1989 - 2000
Law Clerk
Office of Judge Charles C. Lovell, United States District Judge, District of Montana
1985 - 1989
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Representative
Montana Supreme Court: Access to Justice Commission
2013 - Current
Member
State Bar of Montana
Ex Officio Director
Montana Justice Foundation, present
Vice President
Montana Justice Foundation
Volunteer
Helena Elementary Schools
Volunteer
Montana Legal Services Association
Former Member
Access to Justice Committee, Montana State Bar
Representative
Access to Justice Commission, Montana Supreme Court, present