Take Part in the SecsintheCity Mentor Scheme 2021

Date : 15 Apr 2021, 12:48 p.m.

Despite the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, many PAs, EAs and business support professionals are still working from home, meaning you may have a little more time on your hands than you’re used to.

If you’re an experienced PA or EA with knowledge to pass on, advice to give and stories to tell, why not invest a few hours each week in the learning and development of an aspiring professional?

Likewise, if you’re at the outset of your career, seeking insights and advice, or perhaps have a few years of experience under your belt and are now looking for a …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal April Edition

Date : 1 Apr 2021, 3:46 p.m.

The April edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal has been published and is now available to read online. 

ILSPA has some truly inspiring articles and opportunities to share with you this month. April's lead article is an interview with ILSPA Student Vicky Cons. Vicky's story of working as a key worker whilst also managing her Legal Secretary studies throughout the pandemic is a real testament to what dedication, organisation and hard work can achieve.      

ILSPA is also very excited to announce that top-ranked, multidisciplinary law firm Joelson will be offering mentoring to three lucky Students. Mentoring is a fantastic way to gain experience, knowledge and confidence. It …

The Technical Challenges of Hybrid Working

Date : 25 Mar 2021, 12:09 p.m.

The events of 2020 have undoubtedly challenged pre-existing concepts about the way we work, and prompted many businesses to reflect on their remote working policy.

According to a recent survey from the British Council for Offices (BCO), most office workers don’t want to return to the office five days a week when the pandemic is over; with the majority planning on splitting their time between the workplace and home.

This hybrid working model, with a mixture of in office and remote working is expected to become the norm for many businesses.

With this in mind, we have outlined some of …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal March Edition

Date : 4 Mar 2021, 11:38 a.m.

The March edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal has been published and is now available to read online. 

In this month's edition of our journal, ILSPA is focusing on professional development. Our lead article 'Developing Skills for Success' looks at the key skills you can develop to ensure success in your career. This is helpful to both new Legal Secretaries and those who have been working in the profession for some time.
Prodigy Learning has provided some information regarding their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) courses. These courses are perfect for those of you looking to develop your Microsoft skills and gain a …

Executive Secretary LIVE Goes Global

Date : 25 Feb 2021, 3:22 p.m.

In June 2020 Executive Secretary took their world-renowned ExecSecLIVE event virtual for the first time. A whole new global audience gained access to 2 days of workshops, elite speakers, training and networking unlike any other. And they’re back for 2021! 

This year's virtual event will be held on 17th and 18th March, and you can be a part of it! 

Across the two days, attendees can watch 52 industry experts speak about their careers, offer their guidance and provide insight and training.

Executive Secretary have said:    

"We are keen to ensure that you continue to get the training and inspiration that you …

Track Your Accomplishments for Career Success

Date : 9 Feb 2021, 4:29 p.m.

The new year is a great time to think about starting a new work habit. Keeping track of your accomplishments now can help you with future performance reviews, CVs, promotions and much more. Read Julie Perrine's advice about why you should track your accomplishments...  

As an admin, you perform many tasks on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. From simple, routine things like prioritising your executive’s email each morning to big, complicated undertakings like planning the annual board meeting, you move from one accomplishment to the next seamlessly.

But are you keeping track of those accomplishments? If a promotion becomes available or …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal February Edition

Date : 1 Feb 2021, 1:53 p.m.

The February edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal has been published and is now available to read online. 

January was an exciting month for ILSPA, with the start of our first live online classes for 2021. Our tutor, Seamus Ryan, was very impressed by the engagement of the new class and we are really pleased to hear that a WhatsApp study group has been formed by the Students. If you are attending the course, please do not hesitate to contact your tutor or Course Assessor if you need any help outside of class. 

ILSPA is looking to the future and thinking about what the coming …

How Did the Business Support Profession Change in 2020?

Date : 27 Jan 2021, 2:31 p.m.

How has life changed for PAs, EAs and other business support professionals in the past year? Take part in SecsintheCity’s annual audience survey to have your say.

2020 was more turbulent and volatile of a year than many others in recent memory, impacting every individual and organisation in unique and often negative ways.

SecsintheCity – the UK’s only specialist business support job board and a trusted partner of the ILSPA – is interested in learning and sharing more about how the events of the past year impacted the lives and livelihoods of PAs, EAs and other business support professionals.

To …

Simply Law Jobs - 2020 Year in Review

Date : 8 Jan 2021, 2:27 p.m.

Our partner, Simply Law Jobs, has released its Year in Review for 2020.

The review provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of Covid-19 on the industry, specifically how it affected employment within the sector.

The legal industry faced one of its biggest challenges when a global pandemic forced the UK into a national lockdown in March 2020. The unprecedented amount of disruption shook up a seemingly calm legal recruitment marketplace.

The monthly average number of jobs posted to Simply Law Jobs in 2020 was 5,328, a 60% decrease from 2019.

Key findings reveal how 65% of professionals were …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal January Edition

Date : 4 Jan 2021, 9:53 a.m.

Happy New Year! Our team is excited to be back at work today and publish the first edition of our journal for 2021. We are looking forward to making this year a successful one for the ILSPA community. Please read our article on how we are here to support you with your career.

In this month's lead article, SecsintheCity talks to Legal PA of the Year 2020, Tanya Jennings. Tanya, PA to a partner at global law firm Freshfields, took the time to answer a few questions about her work, and what it was like to be named the Legal PA of the Year at the recent awards ceremony.

January …