Lawtina Awards Program
Helping Latina lawyers offset the high-cost of the Bar Exam
Located at the epicenter of law and justice, Jarabe Gourmet Pops feels a strong sense of responsibility to give back to the legal community in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
Currently, Latinos make up about 18 percent of the U.S. population, but despite these numbers, Latinos comprise only 4 percent of U.S. lawyers. Conversely, Latinas make-up 7 percent of the Latino population in the U.S., but only represent 2 percent of the legal field. The lack of financial resources continues to be one of the many barriers for Latinas who wish to pursue a legal profession; and for those who do make it and graduate from law school they are faced with additional financial roadblocks with the high-cost of examinations and licensing fees. With all these barriers to entry into the legal field, Latinos will remain disproportionately underrepresented in the legal profession until an increase of financial resources is allocated to address this disparity. As long as Latinos are underrepresented in the legal profession, the Latino community will remain undeserved.
To draw attention to these community challenges, Jarabe Gourmet Pops has established the Lawtina Awards Program which aims to support aspiring Latina lawyers in their career endeavors and helping them offset the high-cost of the legal licensing, known as the Bar Exam.
Join Our Campaign
The Lawtina Awards Program is a self-funded initiative that is made possible thanks to the generous donations of customers, friends, and Jarabe Gourmet Pops fundraising efforts.
For those interested in supporting our mission to close the Latina disparity gap in the legal field, you can do so by purchasing one of our Lawtina "Yo Desiento" Pins or by contributing to our Lawtina fundraising campaign. All contributions and proceeds will be used to support Latina Lawyers.
Interested in Applying
Beginning January 1 of every year, Jarabe Gourmet Pops will invite applicants to apply for its annual Lawtina Awards Program.
For aspiring Latina lawyers interested in applying for the program, please click here for more details.
Thank you for your support!