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 …

20% Off All TOTUM PRO Memberships!

Date : 13 Dec 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Fantastic news for all new ILSPA Students. There is currently 20% off all new Memberships to TOTUM PRO (NUS). 

Until the 6th January 2020, TOTUM PRO is available for only £11.99 for one year (usually £14.99), £19.99 for two years (usually £24.99), or £27.99 for three years (usually £29.97).

Contact ILSPA for your unique voucher code to enable TOTUM to verify you as an ILSPA student, and then head to the TOTUM website to sign up today! 

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - December 2019

Date : 2 Dec 2019, 4:44 p.m.

The December edition of ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal has just been published.

December is a good time to prepare, plan and work through any tasks that need to be done before the Christmas office closure. It is also the perfect time to think about the goals you want to achieve in the new year. Being organised will help you to have a great start to 2020. Take a look at our article for some helpful tips.

Last month, our partners Secs in the City held their annual PA of the Year Awards. It was a wonderful event which was attended by PA, EAs …

Members now receive a 50% discount on Microsoft Office Courses with Prodigy Learning

Date : 8 Nov 2019, 12:01 p.m.

One of ILSPA's aims is to provide affordable training for Students and Members so we have teamed up with Prodigy Learning to provide you with an incredible 50% discount on Microsoft Office courses for 2013 or 2016. This has been increased from the previous 25% discount offered.

As a professional Legal Secretary, it is essential to have the right skills for the job. In order to be the best candidate for a vacancy or a great employee, you can develop yourself professionally to ensure that you meet the standards expected of employers.  

If you would like to improve your word processing skills, learn more about …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - November 2019

Date : 4 Nov 2019, 10:54 a.m.

The November edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available and we have a great variety of articles for you this month.

We have been talking to Legal Secretaries about what technology they use. We have compiled their responses and have created an article about the top tech picks for the legal secretarial profession. It is a great read for anyone who wants to know what technology they will need to use when working as a Legal Secretary, or for existing Legal Secretaries looking for a tech solution. 

Margaret Young of Margaret Young Business Services talks about the different management styles you …

Take your job hunt mobile with the new TotallyLegal app

Date : 29 Oct 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Do you want the latest Legal Secretary and PA jobs direct to your phone as soon as they’re posted?

We’ve now made applying for jobs on mobile easier than ever with the launch of the brand-new TotallyLegal jobs app.

The app – available to download for Android and iOS now – includes popular features and functions from our desktop site:

  • Save your searches to receive notifications as and when relevant jobs are posted
  • Upload your CV to iCloud, Google Drive or DropBox so you can apply on the move
  • Shortlist jobs that you would like to apply for later

Whether …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - October 2019

Date : 1 Oct 2019, 2:25 p.m.

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

This month, our experienced Members have the chance to take part in an important survey run by our partner, Totally Legal. They are interested to know what your work involves and whether you are being paid the right amount. If you have time, please take a few minutes to complete this worthwhile survey.

We have been delighted to interview one of our graduates, Tracey Jenkins, who achieved a distinction for the Legal Secretaries Diploma course. Having obtained 99%, Tracey is one of our top Students and …

Free CPD Event For Conveyancing Legal Secretaries Courtesy of SearchFlow

Date : 11 Sep 2019, 3:08 p.m.

On Tuesday 17th September 2019, SearchFlow are hosting a free CPD event, that will provide Property lawyers, Conveyancers and Legal Secretaries with guidance on emerging technologies, cyber security and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).

Some of the key speakers include:

  • Greg Roach, Director at Searches Group who will cover mitigating risk and protecting your clients when it comes to AML
  • Kris Clark, Landmark Information  group who will cover emerging technologies in the conveyancing process
  • Emma Baddaley, Lawyer Checker who will cover how to defend firms from the threat of cyber crime and fraud

Thomas Quirke, Managing Director of SearchFlow said:

“There’s considerable …

Early Bird Discount Available for February Evening Class

Date : 6 Sep 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Our first Legal Secretaries Diploma class for 2020 has been announced. The class will be taking place on Thursday 6 February, and then every Thursday night for 14 weeks, at Regent's University in London. Students who enrol for the February class before 31 October 2019 will receive a special discounted early bird rate of £700, rather than the full price of £800. 

Our tutors are experts in the legal field and will make your learning experience enjoyable. Students regularly provide feedback on how much they have enjoyed the classes and have found our tutors to be friendly and helpful.

You can find …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - September 2019

Date : 5 Sep 2019, 11:11 a.m.

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

The journal this month takes a look at the role of the Legal PA and the more senior role of the Paralegal. You can read TotallyLegal's interview with Paralegal Gemma Williams, who gives a fantastic insight into the role. Also, Chief Executive of Tay Associates and Judge of SecsintheCity's PA of the Year,  Susanna Tait, talks about what she is looking for in candidates for the prestigious award in 2019. In you haven't got your nominations in you still have time. Just follow the link in the article. 

If …