American Exploration & Mining Association awarded Boise-based mining lawyer Joseph Baird its Lifetime Achievement Award. Baird was honored with the association’s highest individual award at the AEMA’s 119th annual meeting. The award recognizes his work on behalf of the mining industry, strategic minerals issues and the environment.
Baird serves on the board of American CuMo Mining Corporation and is a partner in the Idaho-based mining law firm of Baird Hanson LLP. He has worked in-house in the law departments of the American Mining Congress, Exxon Minerals Company and Union Pacific Resources.
He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with degrees in geology and political science and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.