Candace Jones, The Attorney Next Door, shares her experience advocating for families and children, tips for families in distress, and how we can help advocate for kids in our own communities
Candace Jones is an attorney at law in my new home state of California. But get those stuffy images and greedy stereotypes out of your head. Candace became an attorney to help people and she’s here to help you. Too many people don't know the little things that can make all the difference in their lives. Sometimes you just need a friendly neighbor with some helpful insight. That’s why she calls herself The Attorney Next Door!
Calling herself The Attorney Next Door has been a long time coming. Candace believes law school doesn't teach lawyers how to help people. It teaches them how to think from different perspectives, see issues from multiple vantage points and argue different positions. It teaches lawyers how to research the law and apply it to different fact patterns. But it doesn't teach how to make these skills and services affordable and accessible to the general population. That's what Candace is all about.