Charissa Johnston helps award grants from the Women of Color Legal Education Fund with the Yakima Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers

Sep 15, 2022   Print PDF

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Charissa Johnston and fellow female attorneys in the Yakima Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers recently awarded the first recipients of grants from the Women of Color Legal Education Fund.

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.