Baliff Deliberates On Life After ‘Judge Judy’

Petri Hawkins Byrd, Judge Judy Sheindlin’s trusted baliff, has stood by her side during approximately 12,500 cases. In 1995, after learning that Sheindlin was getting a TV show, Byrd wrote her a congratulatory letter and jokingly added that he was available for work. When the synergy with an actor during a test shoot wasn’t to Sheindlin’s liking, she reached out to Byrd.