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Lawyers Club established the Belva Lockwood Award in 1985 to recognize members whose contributions to the organization are outstanding. The award is named for Belva Anne Lockwood (1830-1917), who devoted her life to improving the social, economic and political status of women and to advocating equality for all.

About Belva Ann Lockwood
Her career was a series of firsts, including being the first woman attorney to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (in 1879) and other federal courts, and the first woman to run for the office of President of the United States (in 1884 and 1888). Lawyers Club salutes Belva Lockwood’s personal courage and commitment to equality and is proud to honor her memory with this award. Read more...

Recipients of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Belva Lockwood Award:

2018 Hon. Randa Trapp
Judge Randa Trapp, a native San Diegan and veteran of the United States Navy, has been serving the San Diego community for over twenty-five years. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and began her legal career as a California Deputy Attorney General. After advancing her career in private practice, she served as in-house counsel for the Sempra Energy Law Department where she represented Sempra Energy in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and transactions. After years of practice as an attorney, Judge Trapp was appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court on July 23, 2003.

While practicing as an attorney, Judge Trapp joined Lawyers Club and later served as a Board member. Currently, she serves as a member of the Lawyers Club Advisory Board. She has also served as a distinguished panelist on numerous panels sponsored by Lawyers Club addressing the many issues women face in the legal profession.

Judge Trapp is actively engaged with the community by serving on several local, state, and national bar associations. She is a past president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and past Regional Director of the California Women Lawyers. Judge Trapp currently serves as the president of J. Clifford Wallace American Inns of Court and chair of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Judicial Advisory Board. She serves as Co-Chair of the In-House Litigation Management subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. She serves on the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Board of Managers, and is an active, life-member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Judge Trapp’s accomplishments and dedication to service have been well recognized through numerous awards and tributes. She is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award, and the Palvara Tree honored her as a Living African American Legend. Judge Trapp holds the distinction of having October 15, 2001 proclaimed as “Randa Trapp Day” by the San Diego City Council. Also in 2008, the California Association of Black Lawyers awarded her the prestigious “Bernard S. Jefferson Judge of the Year Award.”

Judge Trapp is married to Larry Trapp, a retired Deputy Sheriff, and is the proud parent of two adult sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her adorable 5 month-old grandson, reading, and exercising.

2017 Nadia Bermudez

2016 Hon. Cynthia Bashant

2015 Hon. Katherine Bacal
2014 Teresa M. Beck
2013 Elaine Alexander
2012 Professor C. Hugh Friedman
2011 Vickie Turner
2010 Jay Jeffcoat
2009 Jane Engelman
2008 Hon. Patricia Yim Cowett
2007 Lilys D. McCoy
2006 Jill Burkhardt
2005 DeAnn Salcido
2004 Hon. Stephanie Sontag
2003 George W. Brewster Jr.
2002 Hon. Cindy Dobler Davis
2001 Janice F. Mulligan

2000 Candace M. Carroll
1999 Cynthia Thornton
1998 Hon. Madge Bradley
1997 Hon. Paula S. Rosenstein
1996 Kitty Juniper
1995 Rivian Taylor
1994 Janice Kaye Ranson
1993 Judith Copeland
1992 Bonnie Reading
1991 Charles Bird
1990 Paula Hui
1989 Hon. Maria Arroyo Prokop
1988 Bonnie Dumanis
1987 Hon. Marilyn Huff
1986 Hon. Anthony Joseph
1985 Betty Evans Boone

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