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 …

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 …