DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal October Edition

Date : 2 Oct 2023, 2:23 p.m.

The October edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available to view online. 

The PA of the Year Awards 2023 is fast approaching. With a special category for Legal PAs, the awards champion PAs, EAs, and Office Managers, alongside those working in the legal sector. In this month's journal, SecsintheCity interviewed Jamie Ricks - 2022 finalist and Legal PA at Baker McKenzie.

A knowledge of law and legal procedures is an essential part of a Legal Secretary's or PA's skill set but you need other attributes and skills in addition to this. We have taken a look at …

ILSPA's Next Live Online Classes

Date : 2 Oct 2023, 1:33 p.m.

Now that our classes at Regent's University are underway, we have set a date for our next live online classes. Students will be able to study our Legal Secretaries Diploma course online through Zoom with our wonderful tutor, Seamus Ryan. The classes will be starting on Wednesday 21 February and will run every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm, for twelve weeks.

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is designed to provide Students with the legal knowledge and practical skills they need to be competent Legal Secretaries. It is suitable for those who are starting out in their careers or those who are experienced and want …

ILSPA's Evening Classes - Still Time to Enrol!

Date : 12 Sep 2023, 2:35 p.m.

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma evening classes are starting this week at Regent's University in London. The University is situated within the beautiful setting of Regent's Park and as Autumn draws near, we will be able to witness the wondrous changing of the seasons. 

We are excited to be running the classes again and look forward to welcoming our new Students. There is still time to enrol if you would like to attend the classes. We accept late enrolments up to two weeks after the course has started. As the course involves blended learning through class attendance and online coursework, Students …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal September Edition

Date : 1 Sep 2023, 12:06 p.m.

The September edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available to view online. 

When working as a Legal Secretary or PA, it can feel like a rather female-oriented profession. In this month's interview, successful Legal PA, Dan Self, shares his experience as a man and how it can be a bonus in this role. 

We have some exciting news to share with you. The Royal Courts of Justice has offered ILSPA Students and Members a 30% discount on its tours. We are delighted that you will have the chance to visit this infamous and inspiring building at …

The Royal Courts of Justice - Next Tour Dates

Date : 1 Sep 2023, 9:23 a.m.

In this month's edition of our Legal Secretary Journal, we announced that ILSPA's Students and Members are eligible for a 30% discount for the breathtaking tours at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Visiting the RCJ is a wonderful experience where Students’ course material comes to life and they can get an inside look at a real-life working courtroom. 

One of our past Students, Anna Beaf, commented: “The tour of the Royal Courts of Justice was the perfect supplement to the course materials and put the Court’s history and protocol into context.”

If you are interested in attending, the next tour dates are as follows:

Thursday …

Simply Law Offers Free Webinars for Job Seekers

Date : 29 Aug 2023, 8:30 p.m.

ILSPA's Partner, Simply Law, is offering free webinars to help you secure employment and improve your career prospects. The next webinars are taking place on Tuesday 5 September and will focus on how you can create a high impact LinkedIn profile to attract top legal jobs.

If you are looking for Legal Secretary work at the moment or you are studying one of ILSPA's courses and want to improve your chances of employment after you qualify, it is well worth listening to Simply Law's expert advice. The webinars will cover:

  • How to write your LinkedIn profile to get noticed
  • How to get your CV …

Legal Secretary Career Prospects

Date : 9 Aug 2023, 2:57 p.m.

Legal Secretaries have excellent career prospects. Through gaining experience, you have the opportunity to work your way up the ladder and obtain a higher salary. You can also become a Paralegal or even a Solicitor! Studying with us is a great way to take that first step towards your future career.

Take a look at the career experiences featured in our Legal Secretary Journal. You can read about various Students who have qualified through ILSPA and are sailing through their legal careers.

An example is Elizabeth Forbes who was a Secretarial Coordinator for a large south-east based firm. She is now working as a Trainee …

Qualifications and Training Offered by ILSPA's New Partner - ILFM

Date : 3 Aug 2023, 3:44 p.m.

ILSPA recently announced its new partnership with the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM). As industry peers, we are delighted to recognise and support the valuable work ILFM does for its Members and other legal professionals.

ILFM provides qualifications, training, knowledge, support and information for anyone working in legal accounts, compliance and law firm management. It is dedicated to driving innovation, advancing education and promoting excellence throughout the legal sector. It's training and education programs aim to raise awareness, advocate good business practice and maintain high standards.

Training and continuing professional development are essential for those working in the legal …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal August Edition

Date : 2 Aug 2023, 9:36 a.m.

The August edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available to view online. 

People expect to find Legal Secretaries, PAs and Assistants in law firms but there are many other businesses that have legal teams. This month, we had the pleasure of speaking with Megan Probert, who works as a Legal Assistant at Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company. We hope that her career journey provides an insight into the various options for qualified Students.

ILSPA is very proud to announce that we have formed a new partnership with The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM). The …

How to Keep Your Momentum When You Don't Have Time to Study

Date : 25 Jul 2023, 3:49 p.m.

The summer holidays are upon us and for many ILSPA Students this means less time than usual to dedicate to their studies. There may be holidays booked, children at home or simply more distractions. Whatever the reason, it's important to remember that ILSPA's courses are designed to be flexible and fit around your commitments.

If you find it challenging to find time to study over the next few weeks, we encourage you to focus on keeping your momentum in ways that are manageable. Keeping yourself involved will mean that it won't feel such a shock when you return to studying properly again. 

Here are our top tips: …