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Thriving as a Newer Legal Aid Executive Director in Challenging Times

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Thriving as a Newer Legal Aid Executive Director

in Challenging Times

An online training beginning May 14, 2021


This MIE Executive Director Training will help you thrive as a newer Legal Aid Executive Director. The multiple challenges of this moment – pandemic, racism and recession – require us to evaluate and change up the ways we advance our mission and develop new leadership approaches. At the same time, the ongoing demands of funding and running a complex program require skills and attention. In this training, you will engage with peers, hear from experienced leaders, and gain diverse perspectives from colleagues who also face these challenges. Given all the demands on your time right now, this training is a worthwhile investment, providing assistance with specific issues you will dealing with for the short term and relationship building with other new executive directors who can form a support base for the long term.

New directors typically learn on-the-job and inherit organizations with established systems and cultures. This training stresses both 1) knowing what should be done to lead an effective program, and 2) actually implementing what needs to be done. Convening over three months, it will include five structured interactive confidential discussion groups working on real life issues, with management reading in between. All sessions will include discussion of working with your board of directors.


#1  May 14, 2021,  1 – 5 pm EDT – Leadership and communication in legal aid in a virtual world.

#2  June 4, 2021, 1 – 4 pm EDT – Financial planning.

#3  June 18, 2021, 1 – 4pm EDT – Approaches to managing staff, including unions.

#4  July 16, 2021, 1 – 4 pm EDT – Racial justice in our organizations, advocacy and communities.

#5  July 30, 2021, 1 – 4 pm EDT – Ongoing learning, peer support and group-problem solving.


MIE’s training “Thriving as a Newer Legal Aid Executive Director in Challenging Times” is designed for the challenges facing the legal aid executive director today. Join us if you are a new director of an LSC-funded, IOLTA-funded, elder law, pro bono, or protection and advocacy program.

Registration will be limited for this training to ensure productive small group discussion. Plan to attend all sessions.

Training leaders will include MIE Board Members Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services; Yvonne Mariajimenez, President and CEO, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Jan May, recently retired Executive Director, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly; and Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange.


Early bird rates available until April 16
MIE subscribers: $325
Non-subscribers: $425

After April 16
MIE subscribers: $365
Non-subscribers: $465


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May 14th, 2021 1:00 PM to July 30th, 2021 4:00 PM
United States

Please contact MIE with questions about this event:

Event Contact Person
Contact Person Patricia Pap, MIE Executive Director,