Attend the PA Forum Learning and Development Conference for Free!

Date : 9 Sep 2020, 10:55 a.m.

It has been a truly challenging time for us all! Therefore, The PA Forum Learning and Development team would like to give back to their community, and will be covering the cost of 30 places for their forthcoming online annual Conference on 29th September 2020.

If you know of any PA, EA, Office Manager or Business Support colleagues that have unfortunately been made redundant recently then the team would really like to hear from them.

To qualify for a free ticket please visit the PA Forum LinkedIn Post. Please ask your colleague to comment below it, just to say if they would like to …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal September Edition

Date : 1 Sep 2020, 3:42 p.m.

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

The 29th of this month sees the return of the eagerly anticipated annual PA Forum Learning and Development Conference. The virtual conference is a fantastic educational day, welcoming PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Business Support Professionals from across the UK and beyond.  


The event features talks from keynote speakers such as Lucy Brazier (Executive Secretary Magazine), Heather Baker (Baker Thompson Associates) and Lindsay Taylor (Your Excellency Ltd). For more information, including a full list of speakers and how …

The Assistant Room Membership

Date : 21 Aug 2020, 9:50 a.m.

Are you ready to start investing in yourself and embrace your potential? As a member of The Assistant Room they will help you focus on developing your soft skills, welcome you into an incredible global community of admin professionals and work with you to plan your future and achieve every goal you set your mind to.

What do you get? 

- Tribute Lounge - Receive over 25 exclusive discounts around the world across restaurants, lifestyle, health + beauty and more. Look like a boss to the boss while treating yourself at the same time!

- Exciting events - Fortnightly yoga? Spell casting for love …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal August Edition

Date : 3 Aug 2020, 5:42 p.m.

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

In this month's lead article, we spoke to Senior Paralegal and ILSPA Graduate Craig Johnson. He told us why he feels that ILSPA’s Diploma is a fantastic refresher course for legal professionals, as well as those starting their legal careers. If any of our experienced Members would like to receive more information about the course, please get in touch.

For those of you who may be returning to work after being furloughed, our partners TotallyLegal have provided advice on how best to prepare yourself. For anyone in …

Legal PA of the Year 2020

Date : 9 Jul 2020, 12:46 p.m.

Our partners Secs in the City recently launched the PA of the Year Awards 2020 - their ninth annual celebration of the dedication, hard work and dazzling talent of PAs, EAs and Office Managers in the UK.

Joanne Wilson, the winner of last year’s Legal PA of the Year award and PA to the Partners of Hall Brown Family Law firm, took the time to speak with them about her illustrious career so far and the glamorous, prestigious awards ceremony itself. You can read her full interview here.

If you know a fantastic Legal PA who deserves to be recognised why not …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal July Edition

Date : 1 Jul 2020, 2:16 p.m.

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

In this month's journal we meet exceptional ILSPA Graduate Alexander Nair. Alexander completed ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma in less than a month, and achieved the incredible result of a distinction. Coming from a non-legal background but with a keen interest in law, Alexander is a fantastic example of why ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma is suitable for all.     

With lockdown slowly easing many of our Members and Students will be seeing aspects of their work life changing again. ILSPA Fellowship Member, experienced Legal PA, and soon to …

New Offers Available for TOTUM PRO Members

Date : 11 Jun 2020, 12:19 p.m.

As ILSPA students are eligible for a TOTUM PRO card, we wanted to share some exciting new offers TOTUM have recently announced.

It’s always good to have an update on the great brands available to TOTUM PRO members. TOTUM have been busy behind the scenes working hard for members. Why don’t you take a peak…

All offers available to TOTUM PRO members can be found in the PRO category on TOTUM.COM.  If the offer is new it will have a "NEW" banner and if it’s exclusive it will have a an "EXCLUSIVE" banner. Please see https://www.totum.com/se/student-discount/cat/totum-pro 

So here are the latest new offers ready now - …

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 …