As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, we enable people to have successful careers in law throughout the UK and overseas. Whether you would like to become a Legal Secretary or want to advance your Legal Secretary career, we are dedicated to your career every step of the way.

We provide qualifications, professional status, career advice, professional development and guidance to secure employment. Our Legal Secretary courses are widely recognised by law firms and legal recruiters. ILSPA's Legal Secretary Jobs Board is a hub for Legal Secretary vacancies in London and throughout the UK. We also offer excellent benefits to our Members.

The Institute has Members and Students of all ages, nationalities and varying levels of experience around the world. Our team is here to support you we and are passionate about our roles. We have a strong ethos where we work together effectively and have our Members' and Students' best interests 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 both trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries and PAs
  • To offer specialist training and career advice 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 help people gain Legal Secretary employment
  • 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 like they are part of a community