Angela White-Bazile received the Hidden Figure Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division. She is executive counsel for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. The award recognizes a woman lawyer who’s made significant contributions to the legal profession that are not widely known.
White-Bazile is the first Black woman to hold the position of executive counsel at the Louisiana Supreme Court and has been in the role since March 2014. She has worked to champion diversity and inclusion and foster the advancement of women in the legal profession over the past 24 years, while highlighting the importance of community service and mentoring.
Nominees for the award have broken barriers or new ground; showed resilience to change the projections of her success, or the success of others; removed obstacles to aid in pursuing career goals or the goals of others; or used her privilege or power to empower another lawyer.