DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal July Edition

Date : 1 Jul 2021, 3:25 p.m.

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

For those of you who are looking for new roles and career advice, we have some great articles in this month's edition of our journal. Our Legal Secretary Jobs Board is very active at the moment and we can see some exciting opportunities for our Graduates, as well as a wealth of vacancies for more experienced Legal Secretaries.

Our lead article outlines five steps to the perfect covering letter. When viewing candidate applications through our jobs board, we notice common errors which could …

Simply Law

Date : 4 Jun 2021, 10:54 a.m.

In the March edition of our journal, ILSPA announced that our industry partner Simply Law (previously Simply Law Jobs), were undergoing a transformation. We are happy to confirm that phase two of the relaunch has now gone ahead. Here is what Simply Law have said about the changes: 

"Simply Law has announced that the legal job site has undergone the biggest transformation in its 18-year history.

Based on in-depth research into the industry, as well as extensive feedback and insights provided by Simply Law clients and jobseekers, the site has been relaunched with a brand new look, new and exciting …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal June Edition

Date : 1 Jun 2021, 4:44 p.m.

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

We have some fantastic articles this month, focusing on important secretarial skills. If you are currently studying a course with ILSPA, our lead article highlights the resources that complement your studies by giving you access to more knowledge and support.

One skill that is essential for Students (and Legal Secretaries for that matter) is good concentration. Our article 'The Art of Concentration' looks at the important internal factors that are often overlooked when trying to establish good habits for concentration.

Another sought-after skill for both trainee and …

Legal Secretary Events Calendar - June/July

Date : 19 May 2021, 3:09 p.m.

ILSPA is excited to see that there are some great events scheduled for the next few months. We are sure that many of our Students and Members will be interested in the networking and learning opportunities that these will bring. 

We have compiled a list of some of the upcoming events that we feel Legal Secretaries and PAs may benefit from. 

June 

Free Simply Law Jobs Webinar "The 8 biggest mistakes Legal professionals make when applying for a job" - 10th June - Online

The PA Show - 22nd - 23rd June - London Excel

ES Tech - 24th - 25th June - Online (Rescheduled for September. …

Changing Minds: 20 Mental Health Leaders Supporting The Nation’s Wellbeing

Date : 13 May 2021, 12:36 p.m.

Mental Health is an important topic in both our personal and work lives. Here at ILSPA, we have spent this Mental Health Awareness Week educating ourselves and reading the fantastic information that has been published over the last few days. One article that captured our attention was published by Positive.News entitled 'Changing Minds: 20 Mental Health Leaders Supporting The Nation's Wellbeing'

The article celebrates 20 people who, in diverse ways, are making a difference to the well-being of millions. You can read about their projects and find out which ones may interest or be of benefit to you.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 …

Recharge in Nature This Mental Health Awareness Week - 10-16 May 2021

Date : 10 May 2021, 9:33 a.m.

Reclaim your lunchbreak and recharge in nature this Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021

Many of us have lost our connection with nature, spending most of our time indoors, at home, in an office or in a car. Sometimes even having a lunch break seems luxurious – most of us bolt food down at our desks so as not to miss a minute of the working day. However, as humans, we aren’t meant to spend so much time indoors. Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers spending most of their time outdoors amongst trees, by water, studying plants and animals, in all …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal May Edition

Date : 5 May 2021, 11:35 a.m.

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

In this month's edition of our journal, we are taking the opportunity to reflect on the past year. ILSPA believes that it is important to focus on positives. So, in the interest of inspiring and uplifting our Students and Members, we want to share some unexpected positives that have been happening in the profession over the past 12 months.      
 
To help you remain in a positive frame of mind, we would also like to tell you about some interesting events that are happening soon. Executive Support (previously Executive Secretary) is holding …

You are invited to LegalEx 2021

Date : 27 Apr 2021, 4:21 p.m.

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Legalex. On the 7th & 8th July 2021, London’s ExCeL will play host to Legalex, Europe’s most comprehensive and all-encompassing event for legal professionals and the business behind the solicitor.

LegalEx design every aspect of their events to help you run, grow and advance your legal career by staying up to date with the ever-changing legal landscape. Law is constantly evolving, so we're helping you evolve with it. Every supplier and seminar at LegalEx is there to help inspire and educate you in Regulations & Legal Skills, Legal Tech, Client Retention and Satisfaction, Business Development, Marketing …

World Earth Day 2021

Date : 22 Apr 2021, 4:51 p.m.

Happy World Earth Day from all at ILSPA!

ILSPA prides itself on being conscious of the environment and caring about our planet. We believe that both companies and individuals should strive to be eco-aware. Companies, in particular, should use their platform to be a positive influence. One way that ILSPA tries to do this is through the eco-awareness section of our journal. 

Here are some of the eco-awareness articles that we have published over the last few months:

https://www.legalsecretaryjournal.com/Guilt-Free_Flying_on_the_Horizon

https://www.legalsecretaryjournal.com/how_to_have_an_eco-friendly_christmas

https://www.legalsecretaryjournal.com/we_need_1.6_planets_to_sustain_us

https://www.legalsecretaryjournal.com/plastic_pollution_in_the_thames

For more eco-awareness articles take a look at DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal

Take Part in the SecsintheCity Mentor Scheme 2021

Date : 15 Apr 2021, 12:48 p.m.

Despite the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, many PAs, EAs and business support professionals are still working from home, meaning you may have a little more time on your hands than you’re used to.

If you’re an experienced PA or EA with knowledge to pass on, advice to give and stories to tell, why not invest a few hours each week in the learning and development of an aspiring professional?

Likewise, if you’re at the outset of your career, seeking insights and advice, or perhaps have a few years of experience under your belt and are now looking for a …