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Hon. Elizabeth A. White (Ret.) Appointed as President of the National Association of Women Judges

Hon. Elizabeth A. White (Ret.) Appointed as President of the National Association of Women Judges

Judge White will lead the association in its commitment to promoting diverse judicial leadership and fair and equal access to justice


Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is proud to share that Hon. Elizabeth A. White (Ret.) has been installed as the 42nd president of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ).

Founded in 1979, the NAWJ aims to protect the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed and diverse judicial leadership; fairness and quality in the courts; and equal access to justice. In her role, Judge White will further the mission of fostering an environment of inclusion and transparency. Her theme for the year will be “Effecting Change: Drawing From the Past and Embracing the Future.”

Judge White has served as a champion for diversity throughout her career, steadfast in her belief that a diverse bench and judicial system are paramount to fair and equal access to justice for all. We are incredibly proud of her appointment as president of NAWJ and believe that she will serve as a tremendous asset to the association, as she does to our panel. 

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

During her presidency, Judge White pledges to continue to push the needle within the legal industry to improve the fairness of and access to the judicial system for diverse populations. She believes that change can be effected at the local, state, national and international levels by partnering with organizations, committees and other entities that share a commitment to increasing access to justice and combating the inequities that impact women, diverse people and people of limited means.

I look forward to furthering the mission of the NAWJ. Democracy is founded upon equal access and equal rights. Democratic society cannot exist without fair and impartial courts.

- Hon. Elizabeth A. White (Ret.) 

Judge White joined JAMS in 2020 after serving for 23 years as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court. She was assigned to serve as a justice pro tem of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, in 2004 and again in 2020. At JAMS, Judge White serves as an arbitrator and mediator, handling business and commercial, civil rights, employment, entertainment and sports, insurance, personal injury and torts, professional liability, real property and construction disputes.

The full list of the NAWJ’s Board of Directors for 2021–2022 can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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Hon. Elizabeth Allen White (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

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For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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