DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal - June Edition

Date : 1 Jun 2020, 2:54 p.m.

The June edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal has been published.

We have been hearing lots of positive stories during the lockdown. Not only are some people enjoying a more relaxed pace of life through working from home, but they are also finding more time to dedicate to their studies. One of our Students completed the Legal Secretaries Diploma course within a month, which is a record timescale. It just shows what you can do when you have the opportunity to focus.

For those of you who have been looking for work, try not to let the pandemic deter you. Our Partner, …

Free Webinar 3 June 7.15pm - The 8 Biggest Mistakes Legal Professionals Make When Applying For Jobs

Date : 29 May 2020, 4:48 p.m.

Join our partners Simply Law Jobs for this free webinar and learn why you might NOT be getting as many interviews as you deserve.

Tackle the 'Big 8' and discover some innovative strategies to help you craft an effective CV, leverage LinkedIn, excel in interviews and much more.

The webinar will be delivered by their friends from The CV & Interview Advisers, one of the UK's leading authorities on personal branding and career enhancement for job seekers and contractors.

This webinar doesn’t adopt the familiar ‘Top 10 Tips’ approach; it’s a leading-edge session, specifically for Legal professionals, and is packed with …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal May Edition

Date : 1 May 2020, 2:29 p.m.

Happy May Day! The May edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal has been published. 

As you may have more time on your hands at the moment, the focus of this month's journal is professional development. There are some great online courses you can take to advance your skills whilst you are at home. After the lockdown, you will be able to apply them to your working life and boost your career. 

Our Partners, Totallylegal and Secsinthecity, have provided some helpful recommendations on the various online courses you can take, many of which are free. They have also given advice on …

Advice on Working From Home During COVID-19

Date : 21 Apr 2020, 3:19 p.m.

As much of the country moves to remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experienced professionals and companies are taking time to offer their own advice to people new to working from home.

Here is a list of our top articles and blogs on the topic:

How to Work From Home Successfully During COVID-19 - The Assistant Room

Mental Health Tips For Working From Home - Totally Legal

Working From Home: How to Stay Visible, Connected and Efficient - Rhonda Scharf

Working From Home Tips for Legal Professionals - Totally Legal

Working From Home as an Executive Assistant: Is It Possible? - Secs …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal April Edition

Date : 1 Apr 2020, 3:03 p.m.

The April edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available online.

If you are working from home for the first time, please read our article on staying productive and healthy. It will provide you with some great tips and help you to keep on top of things. Some of you may have more time on your hands at the moment to do your coursework. If you are returning to study after a break, we have provided some advice on getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes it can feel daunting to revisit something that you …

The Assistant Room Live

Date : 12 Mar 2020, 3:32 p.m.

In 2020 The Assistant Room Live returns with the ultimate event series exclusively for the Personal and Executive Assistant industry. Situated in London across five key dates, you can enjoy an evening of growth and self love, mingling with top assistants over bubbles and food and sit in on thought provoking talks from TEDx speakers, psychologists, career gurus and award winning Executive Assistants. Take your professional knowledge and personal well-being to the next level and be part of the most empowering series of live events London has to offer. 

For more information visit The Assistant Room website.

Does your …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal March Edition

Date : 3 Mar 2020, 12:42 p.m.

This month's edition of our journal has been published!

Experienced Members will be pleased to hear that you can now receive a 20% discount on our Advanced Single Subject Legal Courses. This was previously only available to our Graduates. As many of you work in specific legal departments, we want you to be able to advance your knowledge and skills at an affordable cost. You could potentially receive a raise or promotion, or even change jobs!

This month's edition of our journal includes a helpful article on Case Management Systems for new Legal Secretaries. If your role involves legal research, take …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal February Edition

Date : 3 Feb 2020, 5:40 p.m.

The February edition of ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal has just been published and this month we have some fantastic career advice and job search articles for Legal Secretaries and PAs.

Simply Law Jobs and Totally Legal work in partnership with us to help our Members with their careers. We recommend reading the advice they have provided on performing a legal job search and benchmarking your salary, depending on what stage you are at in your career.

LegalEx 2020 takes place next month on the 18-19 March in London. It's a very worthwhile event to attend as a new or experienced Legal Secretary. …

Simply Law Jobs Annual Report: A Year In Review

Date : 30 Jan 2020, 4:14 p.m.

Our Partners Simply Law Jobs have released their annual report for 2018-2019. 

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the job seeker insights Simply Law Jobs has gathered in 2019. The purpose of the report is to help legal job seekers improve their knowledge of the current legal industry, find out what they’re worth, and see who is looking for jobs and why.

The report is packed with interesting information and observations, including figures on legal salaries and how they have changed in the past year. One particularly exciting insight for ILSPA Members is that PAs within the legal sector have seen a 17.26% rise in …

Dry January

Date : 6 Jan 2020, 2:30 p.m.

The new year is a great time to reset and refresh ourselves, especially after the festive season when we can tend to consume more than usual! People around the country will be taking part in 'Dry January' this month in an effort to manage their habits and get their health back on track.

We were really interested to read this article from the Law Society Gazette about how junior lawyers are being encouraged to abstain from alcohol this month. Alcohol is being banned from all Junior Lawyers Division events to support those who care about their health and relieve the pressure of …