About ILSPA

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs was formed in 1990 by a group of like-minded legal professionals to promote the excellence and professional recognition of Legal Secretaries and PAs.  Over the years, ILSPA has developed recognised qualifications which enable people to gain the legal knowledge and practical skills they need to be competent and successful Legal Secretaries and PAs. Our courses have been studied by thousands of Students throughout the UK and overseas.

ILSPA provides professional recognition together with advice and support to trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries.  We have levels of Membership to suit all, encompassing a wide range of Members across the world. ILSPA encourages professional development through our CPD programme and online Legal Secretary Journal. Whatever stage you are at in your career, we are here to assist. 

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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 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