Charissa Johnston helps award grants from the Women of Color Legal Education Fund with the Yakima Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers
The grants, which ranged from $2,000 for women already enrolled in law school and $1,000 for those in prelaw programs, were presented Wednesday during a ceremony at the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.
A 2020 survey by the American Bar Association found that less than half of 1% of lawyers were Native Americans, even though Native people represent 1.4% of the population. Hispanics and Blacks each represent 5% of all lawyers while 2% are Asians.
Charissa serves as the Treasurer of the Yakima Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers.
A full write up on the Yakima Washington Women Lawyers scholorship event can be found in the Yakima Herald-Republic.