As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, we help people to have rewarding careers in law across the UK and overseas. Through our recognised Legal Secretary courses, people can gain the legal knowledge and skills they need to be competent Legal Secretaries. We also offer career advice, professional development encouragement, guidance to secure employment and Legal Secretary jobs, as we are dedicated to your career every step of the way. 

ILSPA's team consists of people who are passionate about their roles. We love helping people with their Legal Secretary careers and want to ensure that law firms have good quality support staff. From our office staff to our tutors, we have a strong ethos where we communicate well, work together effectively and have the best interests of our Students and Members at heart.

The Professional Body for Legal Secretaries and PAs
ILSPA's Aims

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs was formed in 1990 by a group of like-minded legal professionals with the mission of promoting the excellence and professional recognition of Legal Secretaries and PAs. Our aims are:

  • To specifically provide for the needs of trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries and PAs
  • To offer specialist training and career guidance to people from a wide range of backgrounds and varying levels of experience
  • To award recognised qualifications which enable people to start or advance their careers
  • To provide affordable training to Students
  • To encourage Members to advance their knowledge and skills through professional development
  • To keep our Members up to date with new laws and procedures
  • To create awareness of the standards that are expected of Legal Secretaries and PAs
  • To unite Legal Secretaries and PAs at all levels and make them feel as if they are part of a community


Dartington Hall - Head Office Location

Regent's University - Evening Class Location

Royal Courts of Justice - ILSPA's Tour