Gender Equality is Rising

Date : 15 Nov 2018, 12:04 p.m.

It is great to hear that there is a rise in women gaining positions at the top end of the legal profession. Many of the large law firms have implemented a gender target and are ensuring that a good percentage of women are promoted to partnership positions each year.

Travers Smith LLP is the latest firm to appoint a woman as a senior partner. Kathleen Russ will actually be their first ever female senior partner! Travers Smith was founded over two centuries ago so it shows how women really do need to start being recognised for their worth.  

As time goes ...

Finding a Legal Secretary Job

Date : 12 Nov 2018, 2:13 p.m.

If you are currently looking for a Legal Secretary job, there are many avenues you can go down to secure employment. You may just be starting out in your Legal Secretary career or be an experienced Legal Secretary who wants to achieve a higher salary.

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Jobs Board holds a wealth of positions for trainee and experienced Legal Secretaries from law firms, recruitment agencies and other jobs boards such as Simply Law Jobs, Totally Legal and Secs in the City. Our jobs board is a hub for Legal Secretary vacancies in London and throughout the UK.

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Evening Class Early Bird Discount

Date : 8 Nov 2018, 11:02 a.m.

The next evening class for our Legal Secretaries Diploma course starts on Tuesday 29 January. The class will take place every Tuesday evening at the Regents University in the beautiful setting of Regent's Park, London.

If you are interested in enrolling for this course, you can save £100 if you enrol before the end of November. Our early bird discount reduces the course fee to £700 whereas it is usually £800. You have the option to pay by interest free instalments if you wish, which entails an initial deposit of £70 followed by 6 monthly instalments of £105.

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ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - November 2018

Date : 5 Nov 2018, 12:15 p.m.

This month's edition of our Legal Secretary Journal has been published.

Michelle Clarke talks about how she worked her way up the ladder from an Administrative Assistant to being a fee earner! Studying ILSPA's Single Subject Advanced Diploma course in Civil Litigation enabled Michelle to gain the legal knowledge and Paralegal skills she needed to progress within her firm. We are so proud of her.

There is some great advice for trainee Legal Secretaries in our journal. Learn how to make the best of your transferable skills as well as use social media to gain employment. There is also a great ...

Top UK Law Firms

Date : 1 Nov 2018, 10:11 a.m.

The Lawyer has recently published details of the UK's largest 200 law firms. The combined revenue of these firms increased by 10% from last year which shows that the legal industry is thriving and a solid part of our economy. Legal Secretaries can feel secure in the fact that they will always be in demand to help lawyers with their work.

The top 5 firms include DLA Piper, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Allen & Overy and Linklaters. DLA Piper ranked at position one due to producing the highest revenue. It is an international firm with lawyers based in 40 countries throughout the world.

If ...

The Justice and Equality Fund for Women

Date : 29 Oct 2018, 11:49 a.m.

We are pleased to learn that a UK fund has been set up to stop the harassment and abuse of women at work. The fund which is managed by an organisation called Rosa will be used to provide resources to experts who can offer advice, support and advocacy.

Rosa say that over half of women have experienced sexual harassment at work. The Justice and Equality Fund (JEF) is born from a group of women in the entertainment industry who were inspired by the 'me too' movement and they want to span their reach to other employment sectors. The fund's aim ...

Current Legal Secretary Vacancies

Date : 18 Oct 2018, 10:48 a.m.

You can find some great vacancies on ILSPA's Legal Secretary Jobs Board at present. There are Legal Secretary jobs based in London, Bristol, Belfast, Birmingham, Nottingham and throughout the rest of the country.

Depending on what level of experience you have, you can search for junior or trainee roles, or more experienced roles if you have worked in the legal profession for several years. 

You can also select the area of law you would like to work in such as Conveyancing or Litigation. It might be that you have a particular interest in a certain area of law after completing your ...

Paralegal Training Discount for ILSPA Graduates

Date : 15 Oct 2018, 11:24 a.m.

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma Graduates are eligible for a 10% discount for the Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies provided by The National Association of Licensed Paralegals. If you would like to advance your career and become a Paralegal, this is the course for you! 

NALP's Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of both the general principles of law and procedural law. There are 5 units in each module. You can study the course from home and can take up to 2 years to complete it.

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World Sight Day 2018

Date : 11 Oct 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Today is World Sight Day which is an event recognised by people throughout the world to raise awareness of blind and visually impaired people.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People are also celebrating their 150th birthday and say that there has been significant changes for blind and partially blind people over the past 150 years, which they have helped to achieve. In 1870, braille was published to help people to read and in 1935 RNIB recorded the first ever audiobooks. RNIB have also worked with the Bank of England to create notes and coins that can be more easily recognised and they also work ...

October's Evening Class is Filling Up

Date : 8 Oct 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Our next evening class is filling up quickly! It starts on Wednesday 24 October and will run every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm at Regent's University in Regent's Park, London.

With only two weeks to go, we advise you to enrol as soon as possible to secure a place on the course. It is very popular and highly regarded in the legal industry. Many law firms enrol their staff on to our courses to gain the legal knowledge and skills they need, however our courses are also suitable for those who have no previous experience in law.

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