As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, we enable people to have rewarding careers in law throughout the UK and around the world. Whether you would like to become a Legal Secretary or advance your legal career, we are here to help and support you. 

We provide qualifications, professional status, career advice, professional development and guidance to secure employment. ILSPA's 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 through ILSPA Membership.

The Institute consists of Students and Members of all ages, nationalities and varying levels of experience. As well as being based in the UK, they come from countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Cayman Islands, Brazil and the UAE. 

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's team includes experts in the legal field and we have the best interests of our Students and Members at heart.
ILSPA's Aims
  • 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