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Candice Hendricks Honored With Young Lawyers Service To The Community Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Candice G. Hendricks, a Monmouth Junction resident and attorney with the State of New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority in Trenton, received the Service to the Community Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the recent NJSBA annual meeting in Atlantic City. Young lawyers who have devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities such as pro bono work, government service, charity involvement or other public service are recognized with the Service to the Community Award.

Hendricks is a former chair of the NJSBA Minorities in the Profession Section (MIPS) and past secretary and Central Jersey At-Large representative for the Association of Black Women Lawyers.

Hendricks has devoted her career to public service and she is currently director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs for the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). In this capacity, she assists individuals to gain access to state and federal assistance to pay for higher education.

Active in the NJSBA Task Force on Diversity, Nominating, Legislative, Legal Education, Children’s Rights and Long-Term Planning Committees, Hendricks also served the Mercer County Bar Association’s annual high school mock trial competition as a judge.

Her community involvement extends to the Intercultural Christian Center at Princeton where she is the Youth Bible Study Coordinator. She serves as a judge in the Rutgers Academic Challenge, a high school academic competition, and as an attorney investigator for the District VIII Attorney Ethics Committee.

According to MIPS Immediate Past Chair William T. Rogers III, Hendricks’ dedication to public service culminated in her appointment as the first African-American director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs for HESAA. “Candice worked in the disability rights field representing individuals in special education, ADA and Medicaid cases; advocated for the rights of children while with the City of New York; and began her career as a legislative aide to the late Senator Wynona M. Lipman, a staunch advocate for women, children and family issues,” he said.

Hendricks is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law–Newark, where she was known by her maiden name Candice Sang. She is admitted to the state bars of New Jersey and New York.

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.