As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, ILSPA enables 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 support you. 

We offer qualifications, professional status, career advice, professional development and guidance to secure employment. Our Legal Secretary courses are very popular and widely recognised by law firms and legal recruiters. We offer excellent benefits through Membership and our Legal Secretary Jobs Board is a hub for Legal Secretary vacancies.

ILSPA has Students and Members of all ages, nationalities and varying levels of experience. As well as being situated in the UK, they come from countries such as Canada, the UAE, Hong Kong, India, the Cayman Islands, South Africa and Australia. We welcome a wide diversity of people to our Institute and always have the best interests of our Students and Members at heart. 

The Professional Body for Legal Secretaries and PAs
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

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 Tutor and Students
ILSPA Graduate, Legal PA of the Year Winner
ILSPA Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, London