Nominate Your Legal PA of the Year 2022

Date : 2 Aug 2022, 3:48 p.m.

Winning the Legal PA of the Year Award is the ultimate recognition of your hard work, dedication, and achievements. If you are a Legal PA who goes above and beyond every day, PA of the Year want to hear from you.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 PA of the Year Awards, an annual celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, support, and achievements.

Susanna Tait, PA of the Year Awards judge and Chief Executive of event sponsor Tay Associates, highlights that the aim of the Awards “is to acknowledge the significant contributions that PAs and EAs make to the organisations they …

DEDICATED- The Legal Secretary Journal August Edition

Date : 1 Aug 2022, 9:48 a.m.

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

It is with great pride that ILSPA would like to announce our recent partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. The University has developed a new degree programme in Business Law and Management, which has been successfully accredited by ILSPA. Read more about our partnership, and the exciting work that we will be doing together, in this month's lead article

This month’s news has meant that we are feeling particularly positive here at ILSPA. We want to spread this positivity by sharing some uplifting and inspiring articles to motivate you …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal July Edition

Date : 1 Jul 2022, 11:53 a.m.

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal July Edition is now available to view online.

With the first half of 2022 now behind us, it is the perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments, plan future goals and address where you are in both your professional and personal life.

The midpoint of the year may inspire you to review your career plan and consider whether any changes need to be made to enable you to get to where you want to be. If this sounds like you, then take a look at this month’s new career advice articles. Julie Perrine encourages us …

Loneliness in the Workplace

Date : 9 Jun 2022, 11:05 a.m.

Humans are hard-wired to connect - we are tribal and social animals. We are biologically programmed to need other humans, and a feeling of belonging and connection drives our happiness. Despite this many of us will know what it’s like to be lonely, especially after living through two years of reduced social interaction.

Loneliness arises from either a lack of social relationships or a lack of close emotional bonds with those we have relationships with. It can occur because we work from home and don’t interact with colleagues often or have the time to pursue a social connection, we live …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal June Edition

Date : 1 Jun 2022, 5:55 p.m.

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal June Edition is now available to view online.

It was Mental Health Awareness week during May. ILSPA loved seeing the wealth of informative articles that companies from our sector shared throughout this period. Carrying on from this, we want to highlight some useful resources regarding wellness and mental health. 
 
Firstly, we would like to bring awareness to the fantastic work that LawCare does for the legal profession. LawCare is a mental wellness charity who have been supporting the sector for over 25 years. They promote wellbeing in legal workplaces and also drive culture change in …

Public Sector Legal Staff Would Change Roles for Better Flexibility, New Survey Reveals

Date : 20 May 2022, 12:48 p.m.

The majority of public sector legal professionals would consider moving to a new role that offered more flexible working conditions and better career progression, a new survey has shown.

The results revealed that 70% of solicitors, lawyers and legal executives working in the public sector would move jobs for the prospect of better career progression. In addition to that, nearly half of those polled (45%) feel they are unable to advance in their current role.

The survey also showed that public sector legal staff are increasingly motivated by a desire for flexibility and control over their own hours. …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Date : 6 May 2022, 11:33 a.m.

Humans are hard-wired to connect - we are tribal and social animals. We are biologically programmed to need other humans, and a feeling of belonging and connection drives our happiness. Despite this many of us will know what it’s like to be lonely, especially after living through two years of reduced social interaction.

Loneliness arises from either a lack of social relationships or a lack of close emotional bonds with those we have relationships with. It can occur because we work from home and don’t interact with colleagues often or have the time to pursue social connection, we live alone …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal May Edition

Date : 3 May 2022, 2:24 p.m.

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal May Edition is now available to view online.

ILSPA is pleased to announce that the tour of the Royal Courts of Justice is resuming for a limited time. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Students to see how the courts operate and to really put their studies into perspective. For more information about dates and how to book a place, please read this month's lead article   

Along with the return of the tour we have other exciting things for you to add to your Legal Secretary calendar. The PA of the Year …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal April Edition

Date : 1 Apr 2022, 2:28 p.m.


DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal April Edition is now available to view online.

A question we often get asked is how to enter the legal sector. Many of our Graduates are just starting out in their careers and looking for Legal Secretary work for the first time. If this sound like you, take a look at this month's lead article. In partnership with Lawyer Monthly,  Simply Law hears from John Watkins, Director of Employability at The University of Law, on the five best ways to get started in the profession.  

What about those already well-rooted in the legal sector, …

How to Build Your Confidence According to 5 Assistants

Date : 22 Mar 2022, 11:09 a.m.

Building confidence is one of the main focuses of every Personal and Executive Assistant and cited by almost everyone who joins The Assistant Room membership as a skill they want help in developing.

When reading this you may wonder how your confidence levels can increase and how you will ever become as self assured and as confident as some of your colleagues. In an industry where being behind the scenes is part of the business support role, being front and centre isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally or feels right.

According to Robert Kiyosaki ”Confidence comes from discipline and training.” …