Candace Alnaji, Esq., Of Counsel
Candace graduated cum laude from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2013. While in attendance, she served as a Law Faculty Research Scholar and as a Legal Writing Fellow. Candace served as Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal and as Articles Editor for the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review. She was also a Student Editor for the New York State Bar Association Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, and worked for one year as a student attorney in the William and Mary Foster Elder Law Clinic. Candace served on the 2010-2011 Student Advisory Board for the Buffalo Human Rights Center and was the Center’s 2011-2012 Student Co-Director.
Candace worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Michael Telesca of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York during the summer of 2011 and fall of 2012. She concentrated her legal studies on labor and employment law and held numerous legal positions that focused on labor and employment law issues. Throughout law school, she worked as a law intern for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, law clerk for Labor Relations at Erie 1 BOCES, and labor and employment law extern for Human Resources at Erie County Medical Center.
Candace received recognition from the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program as a Summer Public Interest Law Fellow in 2011, and was awarded a Virginia Leary Human Rights Fellowship from the Buffalo Human Rights Center in 2012.
Candace focuses her practice on pregnancy discrimination and accommodation issues, workplace lactation rights, disability discrimination, and wage and hour law.
She is a proud member of the Erie County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Monroe County Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Candace proudly co-chairs the WNY WBASNY Working Parents Committee and is also a Local Director on the WNY Chapter’s Board of Directors.
Candace also donates her time as a mentor for the University at Buffalo Law School’s Mentor Program, and will serve as a tutor with Lawyers for Learning for the 2016-17 school year.
In her spare time, Candace enjoys exercising, caring for animals, traveling, and pursuing new culinary adventures. She is married and lives with her husband and son in Snyder.
SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013
University at Buffalo, B.A., 2010
New York (2014)
U.S. District Court, W.D.N.Y. (2014)
U.S. District Court, N.D.N.Y. (2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2016)