About ILSPA

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.  We have developed recognised qualifications which enable you to gain the legal knowledge and practical skills you need to be a successful Legal Secretary.  Membership of the Institute enables you to receive guidance and support throughout your career and gives you exclusive access to a wealth of online resources for Legal Secretaries and PAs.  Since its founding, ILSPA has helped thousands of people throughout the UK and overseas achieve their goals and have rewarding careers in law.  

ILSPA is the go-to place for trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries.  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