The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs is situated in the heart of London. Overlooking Kennington Park, our welcoming office is set amidst beautiful atriums filled with plants, within the striking building of Canterbury Court. This is the central base for our team, who are dedicated to your career every step of the way.
ILSPA offers recognised qualifications and professional recognition for its Members and their ongoing development, together with support, advice and career guidance for trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries. The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs was formed in 1990
by a group of like-minded legal professionals to promote the excellence and professional recognition of Legal Secretaries and PAs.
Over the years, ILSPA has established recognised courses which enable people to gain the knowledge, practical skills and formal qualifications that they need to be successful Legal Secretaries and PAs. These courses have been studied by thousands of Students throughout the UK and overseas with varying levels of experience. Our Legal Secretaries Diploma course has become widely recognised by law firms throughout the UK and it is valued for its comprehensive content.
Our Legal Secretaries Diploma course can be studied by distance learning from home or via evening classes at Regents College. The campus is surrounded by beautiful gardens within Regents Park, London. Our tutors complement this well-respected college with their enthusiasm for teaching and unwavering professionalism. Their passion for law has grown through their experience in the legal field and our Students are in the best hands possible if they want a great career in law. Students who study by distance learning have access to full support through the Institute, where our Members of staff offer advice whenever needed.
Membership of the Institute is very beneficial whatever stage you are at in your career. ILSPA encourages Continuing Professional Development through our CPD Programme, and our online Legal Secretary Journal features interesting articles to help you advance your expertise and improve your skills. There are many other benefits such as CV help and career guidance if you need assistance in securing employment. Belonging to a professional organisation demonstrates that you are a professional in your own right who makes a vital contribution to the excellence of service provided by a firm.
Members of the Institute have premium access to the latest content on our Legal Secretary Journal site. Our articles help advance your professional expertise so that you excel in your career and are aware of the standards that are expected of Legal Secretaries and PAs. We keep you up to date with new laws and legal issues, encourage professional development, provide you with career advice, improve your IT knowledge and enhance your awareness of environmental issues.
The ILSPA Legal Secretary Jobs board helps our Students and Members secure employment, whilst also providing a good service to the general public. Recruiters can benefit from a niche audience of Legal Secretaries who have the qualifications and experience they are looking for. Job seekers can apply for a wide range of Legal Secretary jobs and upload their CVs for employers to view.
Whatever stage you are at in your career, we are here to assist. We are a friendly team of professionals and we look forward to helping you achieve your goal.
The ILSPA Team
ILSPA is a proud member of WWF-UK’s Business Club – a community of enterprises that support WWF-UK’s work. By joining WWF’s Business Club, ILSPA is contributing vital funds to help WWF’s mission – to build a future where people live in harmony with nature by conserving biological diversity, promoting sustainable use of natural resources, reducing wasteful consumption, and cutting pollution and carbon emissions. Our online journal features articles to raise awareness and provides advice on how we can protect the planet.
We also support the Red Cross, which is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are in the world.