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Journal Special Features

2017

Spring
Standing Firm for Justice

2016

Winter
Real Tools for Raising Money
Fall
Addressing Crises in Our Client Communities
Summer
The Client Experience
Spring
Perspectives on Serving Elderly Clients

2015

Winter
Legal Needs Studies— Who Do They Help and How?
Fall
The Continuing Struggle to Define and Realize the Right Broad Vision for Legal Aid
Spring
Analyze This — How Mining Big Data Can Make a Big Difference

2014

Winter
The Future - Coming (All Too) Soon
Fall
Embracing Our Diversity — Building Our Community
Summer
Teamwork Squared: The How and Why of Successful Collaborations
Spring
Poverty Is Taxing

2013

Winter
Outside the Box and Into the Kitty: Creative Approaches to Fundraising
Fall
Public Defense/Civil Legal Aid: Delivering on Justice
Summer
Individual Case Representation: A Core Competency Enhanced
Spring
Work-Life Balance in Legal Aid

2012

Winter
Beyond Boarding Up the Windows: Preparing for and Recovering from Natural Disasters
Fall
Beyond Cases Closed: The Latest in Outcome Measurement in Legal Aid
Summer
Envisioning a Civil Right to Counsel
Spring
Advancing Justice with the LGBTQ Community

2011

Winter
When the Going Gets Tough... Again
Fall
Communicating in Challenging Times
Summer
Management Essentials in Challenging Times: Tools and Best Practices
Spring
The Legal Services Anti-Poverty Agenda in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

2010

Winter
Celebrating MIE at 25!
Fall
Justice and Fair Pay: An Overdue Conversation
Summer
Finding the Next Great Legal Issues – And the Time to Take Them On
Spring
Celebrating 25 Years of MIE – The Best of the Journal

2009

Winter
Outsourcing Inside – Alternative Staffing Ideas of Legal Aid
Fall
Resourceful Leadership: A Symposium
Summer
State of Support
Spring
Financial Management in Tough Times

2008

Winter
Headline News
Fall
Training Rocks!
Summer
Interpreting Justice
Spring
Access to Justice Commissions and Initiatives

2007

Winter
Poverty Law and Law Schools - What's Working, How and Why?
Fall
Lighten Up! The Joys of Legal Aid Lawyering
Summer
Moving From Jobs to Careers: Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff in Legal Services
Spring
Programs within Programs: Management and Leadership at the Project Level

2006

Winter
Isn't It Time to Put Your Sacred Cows Out to Pasture?
Fall
There Must Be Fifty Ways to Leave Your Program
Summer
Focus on Boards: Roles, Responsibilities and Impact
Spring
A Decade of Mergers and Reconfigurations: Status Report from the Field

2005

Winter
Navigating the Learning Curve - Training and Professional Development
Fall
Lessons from Abroad
Summer
20th Anniversary Insights
Spring
Pro Bono Reflections

2004

Winter
Legal Services Administrators: On Wearing Many Hats and Using Your Head
Fall
Benefits: Unwrapping the Package in Legal Services
Summer
*No special feature
Spring
Telling Our Story Inside and Out: Perspectives on Program Communication

2003

Winter
Reflections on Leaders and Heroes
Fall
Community Lawyering
Summer
Hotline, Full Access and Meaningful Advocacy: Steps Toward a Constructive Analysis
Spring
Fostering Race Conscious Advocacy

2002

Winter
Not the Usual Suspects!
Fall
Taking the Measure of Ourselves
Summer
20/20 Hindsight: Some Lessons from Past Experience
Spring
Fire in the Belly

2001

Winter
Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural Competence - Putting Feet on Our Values
Fall
Beyond Serendipity-Defining and Fostering High Quality Work
Summer
Exploring and Strengthening Our Networks
Spring
21st Century Justice Tools - What Will They Be, and How Will We Use Them?

2000

Fall
Surveying the New Legal Services Landscape
Summer
Improving the Justice System Models of Self-Help Advocacy
Spring
Law School Clinical Programs: Creating Synergy with Legal Services Programs

1999

November
Focusing Advocacy, Targeting Intake
July
ParaLegals and Non-Attorney Advocates- Essential Workers in Legal Services
March
Fundraising- Beyond the Basics

1998

November
Building Boards of Directors That Work
July
National Center Efforts Continue to Support Work in the Field
March
Welcoming New Leaders

1997

November
More Relevant Than Ever: Collaboration and Creativity Meet Client Needs
July
Marketing Legal Services
March
Developing Measurable Outcomes for Legal Services Programs

1996

November
An Examination of Self-Help Advocacy
July
A Look At Income-Generating Services
March
*No special feature in this issue or previous ones