Candace Mitchell

Steptoe Housing Law Fellow

(Admitted to practice law in New York and North Carolina. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.)

Candace Mitchell is the Steptoe Fellow with the Housing Law Unit. She represents low-income tenants in eviction cases before the D.C. Superior Court. She also litigates housing law issues before administrative bodies, such as the D.C. Housing Authority and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2019, Candace worked as a Staff Attorney for the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in New York City, where she represented indigent people charged with offenses ranging from violations to violent felonies. Candace has also been a Gideon’s Promise Fellow with the Public Defender Office of Mecklenburg County.

Candace earned her J.D. from New York University Law School, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, and her M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow. While in law school, she interned with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. Candace earned her B.A. from Columbia University.

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J.D., New York University Law School
B.A., Columbia University

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