Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.
Join the Ali Center in welcoming this month’s Daughter of Greatness, Judge Angela McCormick Bisig.
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig has been a member of the Kentucky Judiciary for 14 years. She is currently a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge. She was elected to this position in November, 2012. Prior to this post, Judge Bisig was elected and served for 10 years as a Jefferson County District Judge, where she was first elected in 2002. Judge Bisig worked as a Juvenile Court Judge for many years and also helped to establish a special program called the Enhanced Supervision Docket requiring court supervision of domestic violence offenders. Judge Bisig was elected the Chief Judge of District Court in 2012. Before becoming a Judge, Judge Bisig worked as a prosecutor in the area of domestic violence and sexual assaults for 7 years. She also practiced civil law in the firms of Brown, Todd & Heyburn and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.
Judge Bisig is very involved in the Community and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for Restorative Justice Louisville. She assisted in bringing a restorative justice pilot project to juvenile court. This project is transforming youth in our community that have been charged with crimes in juvenile court. She also serves on the Disproportionate Minority Confinement Committee of the juvenile court. She has also worked for years on the Chief Justice’s Racial Fairness Task Force.
Judge Bisig is involved in our community’s international community. She serves on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and regularly hosts international delegations in her home. She also started the first ever language and cultural immersion program for the Jefferson County Court system. She served for years with our local Sister Cities Program, and still participates in hosting for this organization as well.
Judge Bisig was voted the “Judge of the Year” by the Louisville Bar Association in 2013. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, and worked extensively with Dare to Care in Louisville which is an emergency food bank. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and currently on their Board of Overseers.
Judge Bisig’s undergraduate work was in Political Science at the University of Louisville. She served as SGA President when she was a student at UofL. She is fluent in French and also speaks Spanish. She is married to Arnold Rivera and has three sons and two step-children.
A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program will follow from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
This event is no longer accepting reservations.