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. 

ILSPA is the UK's professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs. We have helped thousands of people throughout the UK and overseas have rewarding careers through our training, career advice, professional development and help to secure employment.

ILSPA's team consists of legal professionals and experts in law. We have a passion for helping people with their Legal Secretary careers and ensuring that law firms have top quality staff. Take a look at our testimonials to read how we have helped our Students.

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