In addition to being the founder of Alnaji Career and Workplace Strategies, LLC, Candace Alnaji is also the founder of The Mom at Law®, a virtual platform and community that specializes in helping women lawyers navigate career transitions.
Originally founded in 2017 as a creative endeavor inspired by Candace’s experiences as a mother and lawyer representing other mothers in the workplace, today The Mom at Law serves an audience nearly 200,000 strong. Through The Mom at Law, Candace provides programs and coaching to women lawyers seeking navigating career transitions in or outside the law.
Like any group, women lawyers are a diverse lot. However, we have many things in common, too. We are ambitious. We started our legal education bright-eyed and hopeful, eager to take on the challenges before us. Second, we are determined and scrappy—you don’t earn the “Esq.” without taking your lumps and paying your dues.
Further, as moms, we are united by the common thread of motherhood in all its exhausting, all-consuming, beautiful, frustrating glory. We want equity. We want equality. We moms at law are tough. But that doesn’t mean we can—or should—face our personal and professional challenges alone.
Are interested in making a career change but feel "stuck."
Want to switch practice areas, but need help highlighting or developing the relevant experiences and skillset.
Have not searched for a new job in several years and need to craft a modern, effective résumé.
Have a new career in mind, but need additional assistance strategizing the transition.
Feel directionless and need help identifying and developing their next career goals.
Want to strongly position themselves for a promotion or practice area switch within their firm.
Are re-entering the workforce and need help developing their job search strategy.
Need guidance on a discrete career or workplace strategy issue.
“I’m a recovering attorney who has followed Candace’s story for years on her Mom at Law blog and Instagram account. Reading about her experiences as a lawyer finding a new creative professional outlet inspired me to make my own career transition and leave a soul-sucking job I hated. With Candace’s help, I pivoted to consulting in my area of expertise. Candace’s insights were so helpful. I would never have made the leap without her experience! - Natalie, attorney turned consultant
Seeking greater flexibility in the law
Finding support and flexibility within BigLaw
Exploring alternative career paths within the law
Exploring alternative career paths outside the law
Navigating workplace accommodation requests related to pregnancy and workplace lactation rights
Negotiating benefits and terms of employment
Remaining professionally active during a career break
Transitioning to a "work from home" model
Preparing for and returning from maternity leave
Becoming a working parent advocate
Becoming your own personal advocate at home and at work
Starting a lawyer mom blog, a legal blog, a mommy blog, or other online endeavor
Developing and refining your personal brand
Landing a new job through the hidden job market
Building a bridge to a new practice area