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Hill Climbers: For Lawyer, Dream Job On Hill Was in the Cards

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Binkholder, former legislative counsel in Nevada, is legislative director for Mulvaney. Her advice to anyone seeking to advance on the Hill: Work hard.

As someone who has tried out different types of law and careers, Binkholder said one trait was a necessity across all fields: being a hard worker.

For those looking to advance their careers on the Hill, Binkholder said that those who work hard will have no trouble finding chiefs of staff, or even their member of Congress, to recommend them for bigger and better things.

“A great deal of [landing a good job] is very good timing,” Binkholder said. “But I think that no matter what office you’re in, hard work is the No. 1 thing.”

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