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‘Byrd’ from ‘Judge Judy’ to be virtual speaker at Rotary Zoom meeting

By Staff | Jul 9, 2020

Petri-Hawkins Byrd is pictured in action as the bailiff on the popular show “Judge Judy.”

WEST MAUI – At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, “Byrd” from “Judge Judy” will be the virtual speaker at a Zoom meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.

“Live from California,” Petri-Hawkins Byrd will speak about his 24-year career on the popular TV show “Judge Judy.”

In 1996, when Judge Judith Sheindlin was offered her own TV series, Byrd wrote her a congratulatory letter, saying: “If you ever need a bailiff, my uniform still fits.”

Judge Judy called him at home to offer him a role, which he accepted.

At that time, Byrd was working at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California.

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset member Joanne Laird explained, “I was his boss!

“We have kept in touch after all of these years, and when our meetings went to the Zoom format, I could think of no better speaker for a club meeting!”

Bryd will be available for questions and answers from Zoom meeting participants at the conclusion of his presentation.

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset members will receive an automatic invitation to this Zoom meeting.

If a guest would like to join this virtual meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, contact Past President Mariko Higashi at marikoinmaui@gmail.com to be included on the invite list.