Chari is the current President of the Austin Bar Association and a former president of the Austin Young Lawyers Association. She was named the 2023 Mentor of the Year at both the local and state level for her mentorship of young lawyers trying to find their way in the legal profession. And she was named a 2022 Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Trailblazer for the work she has done throughout her career to advance opportunities for women in the legal profession.
She created and supported fundraisers for unhoused and low-income women in need of legal, social, and medical services. Chari is a longtime member of the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, which provides training and mentoring to attorneys of all ages. She has served more than a decade as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Chari is married to Adam Schramek, a local lawyer and board member at ZACH Theatre. They recently celebrated the arrival of their precious daughter, baby Chari Adora, and are proud to call Austin their forever home.