DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal December Edition

Date : 1 Dec 2022, 2:24 p.m.

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

As this is the final edition of our journal this year, we want to take a moment to wish our Students and Members a wonderful holiday season. We hope that you have had a productive and rewarding year, and we look forward to continuing to support you throughout your career journey in 2023!

This month, ILSPA had the chance to speak to one of our recent international Graduates, Shama Ali from Dubai. An experienced Legal Secretary, Shama took a five-year career break to have two children, returning to …

ILSPA Payment Plans Explained

Date : 1 Dec 2022, 12:31 p.m.

As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, ILSPA aims to provide affordable and accessible training for people working within or looking to join the profession. To achieve this, we not only price our courses reasonably but also offer interest-free payment plans. This enables Students who do not wish to pay in full to spread the cost of their fees over 6 or 10 months. Our payment plans mean that our Students can study for as little as £18 a month, depending on their chosen course.

Payment plans are an easy and secure way of spreading the cost of the course fees. Plans are created …

6 Resources That Every ILSPA Student Should Utilise

Date : 18 Nov 2022, 1:48 p.m.

Are you a Student currently enrolled on a course with ILSPAILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma and Legal Secretary Foundation and Advanced Courses are excellent qualifications that will teach you the legal knowledge and procedures you need to become a competent and successful Legal Secretary.

We would like to highlight some other resources that will complement your studies by giving you access to even more knowledge, learning and support.

ILSPA’s Glossary of Legal Terminology

You may have spotted this in the Introduction module of the Legal Secretaries Diploma course material. Single Subject Students may not be aware that they can …

National Paralegal Day - 9th Nov at The Palace of Westminster

Date : 3 Nov 2022, 10:47 a.m.

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals is pleased to announce this year’s National Paralegal Day will take place on Wednesday 9th November, with a celebration at the Palace of Westminster.

National Paralegal Day celebrates the work that Paralegals do and the contribution they make to the legal profession. Whether they are working within a solicitor’s practice, in-house at a large organisation or independently in their own practice – Paralegals fill a void that has been created by the reduction in legal aid and the increase in the costs of training to be a lawyer.

Paralegals are often the unsung, unrecognised members …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal November Edition

Date : 1 Nov 2022, noon

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

This month's journal is brimming with resources and information. We start this jam-packed edition with an excellent piece full of useful blogs for Legal Secretaries and PAs. Blogs are a fantastic, but often shamefully underrated resource. They are free, constantly updated and tailored to your area of interest. The only real downside is that there are just so many of them available. How do you know which ones to follow? To give you a helping hand, ILSPA has selected some of our favourite blogs to help …

The Assistant Room - Festive Brochure 2022

Date : 25 Oct 2022, 1:56 p.m.

Are you in charge of the firm's Christmas party planning? Maybe, you have been tasked with arranging the office gifts this year? 

If so, then you will probably be starting to think about what you need to do ready for the festive period. If you are looking for ideas then definitely check out The Assistant Room's festive brochure for 2022. They are here to help you with everything from booking your festive celebrations at beautiful restaurants with complimentary champagne for all in attendance or saving up to 25% on gifts with big brands such as Jo Malone and Molton Brown.  

Visit …

ILSPA Graduates and Members can Claim 20% off our Advanced Level Courses

Date : 14 Oct 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Graduates and Members of the Institute are entitled to a 20% discount on our advanced level courses. Through these courses, you will gain an in-depth understanding of a specific area of law and acquire some Paralegal skills.

Taking a course at the advanced level can help you become more of an expert in your chosen field and your qualification will be of benefit to legal departments that require specific legal skills.

Our Legal Secretary courses are available online through our Student and Member area so you can study by distance learning wherever you live in the world! 

The following subjects are available: …

Lawcare Asks Legal Community to 'Tell Ten' for World Mental Health Day

Date : 6 Oct 2022, 10:42 a.m.

Legal mental health charity LawCare is asking the legal community to tell ten friends or colleagues about their support service this World Mental Health Day.

The charity, which offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law including support staff and law students has supported over 10,000 people in the profession since it began 25 years ago through its helpline, email, online chat and peer support service.  All the staff and volunteers on the support service work in, or have worked in, the legal industry so understand life in the law and all its challenges.

Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal October Edition

Date : 5 Oct 2022, 10:35 a.m.

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

Autumn has arrived and we are enjoying seeing the changing of the seasons on the estate. As we enter the final quarter of the year, it is a good time to reflect on all the things we have achieved in our professional lives. It is also beneficial to assess if there is anything that needs attention in our careers and if we are happy with our continuing professional development. This is something which ILSPA actively likes to encourage. Checklists can be a helpful aid in this respect. …

Full Programme Announced for Lawcare's Inaugural Conference

Date : 8 Sep 2022, 11:12 a.m.

Learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work

Legal mental health charity LawCare has announced the full line up of speakers for its online conference ‘Building a Better Life in the Law’ which takes place on Wednesday 28th September.

The conference will feature leaders across the profession who are pioneering new ways of working. They will share their experiences of improving the culture in law through an interactive programme of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions. There are three tracks; Starting out …