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Tips from the Bench: Judge Randa Trapp

Judge Randa Trapp is a San Diego trailblazer who has permanently changed the legal community for the better.

Trapp joined the bench in 2003 as San Diego Superior Court’s third-ever African American female judge. She recently retired from the bench after 18 years of service and was honored with the SDCBA’s Outstanding Jurist Award last month.

“As I reflect back over my 35-plus year career in the law, I still have to pinch myself, for the odds were stacked against me, a little black girl from southeastern San Diego raised in National City, from truly humble beginnings,” Judge Trapp said in her award acceptance speech. 

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