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Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.) Appointed to ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.) Appointed to ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Commission created to promote the advancement of women within the legal profession

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San Diego – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is proud to announce that Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.) has been appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession.

The mission of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is to secure full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the profession and the justice system. The commission was created in August 1987 to assess the status of women in the legal profession, identify barriers to advancement and recommend to the ABA actions to address the problems identified.

We are proud to congratulate Judge Trapp on this appointment to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Judge Trapp has devoted decades of her life to advancing the field of law—including paving the way for women to carve their own success within the industry—and we are honored to have her serve on our panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Trapp joined JAMS in 2021 after serving 18 years on the San Diego Superior Court, including 10 years in the civil division, where she presided over all aspects of civil litigation. During her time on the bench, Judge Trapp presided over discovery disputes, pretrial rulings, trials and settlement conferences. She presided over more than 100 civil jury trials. During her tenure as supervising judge and as chair of the court's ADR Committee, Judge Trapp reinstated the Settlement Days program in 2019.

At JAMS, Judge Trapp serves as an arbitrator, mediator and special master/referee, handing employment, business and commercial, professional liability, mass torts, family law, construction defect, real property and personal injury matters.

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.

More information is available at, and you can connect with us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and our JAMS ADR blog. To learn about diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at JAMS, visit

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Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • 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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