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Download the full text of these articles that appeared in our newsletter, Pass It On, and our magazine, The Public Lawyer.

ADVANCEMENT:
Chapin, Andrew. "Charting Your Nontraditional Legal Career: Practical Steps." Pass It On, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer 2011.

Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne. "Career Corner: 10 Tips for Moving Up!" Pass It On, Vol. 15, No. 4, Summer 2006.

Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne. "Charting Your Future: Creating an Individual Development Plan." Pass It On, Vol. 16, No. 1, Fall 2006.

Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne. "Career Corner: Leaping into a Second Career" Pass It On, Vol. 16, No. 3, Spring 2007.

Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne. "Developing Key Leadership Skills" Pass It On, Vol. 17, No. 2, Winter 2008.

COMMUNITY LAWYERING:
Conner, Roger. "Community Oriented Lawyering: A New Approach for Public Sector Lawyers." The Public Lawyer, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2000.

Hilton, Sarah. "Community Lawyering: A Problem-Solving Approach," The Public Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 2005.

JOB SEARCH:
Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne, "Finding Your Way Through the Federal Legal Hiring Thicket." Pass It On, Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 2007.

Feroli, James. "Changing Administrations: Navigating Through a Transition." The Public Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 1, Summer 2001. *Also listed under WORK ENVIRONMENT

TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Grubbs, Melissa. "Mentoring Programs: An Untapped Resource for the Public Law Office." Pass It On, Vol. 9, No. 4, Summer 2000.

Lurie, Adam S. "Judicial Law Clerk: The Legal Experience of a Lifetime." Pass It On, Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall 2001.

STAFF MORALE/MOTIVATION:
Childers, Hon. Robert L. "Stressed Out? Depressed? Drink too Much? Lawyer Assistance Programs Can Help." Pass It On, Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall 2008.

PRODUCTIVITY:
Dewey-Balzhiser, Anne. "Why Can't I Get it All Done? Strategies for Increasing Your Productivity." Pass It On, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 2009.

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSONNEL DECISIONS:
Feroli, James. "Politics and Public Lawyers: Is Your Job Safe?" The Public Lawyer, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2000.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Mikkelson, Katherine. "How Green is Your Gov?" Pass It On, Vol. 17, No. 4, Summer 2008.

Tatalovich, Anne. "Income, Mobility, and Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector Bar." Pass It On, Vol. 15, No. 4, Summer 2006.

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