DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal September Edition

Date : 1 Sep 2021, 4:19 p.m.

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

In this month's journal, we hear from one of our Associate Members and former Students, Kimberley Evans. Kimberley's story is both interesting and inspirational. After achieving ILSPA's qualification in 2018, Kimberley was able to secure her first role as a Legal Secretary. She is now using her current role to gain the qualifying work experience needed to become a Solicitor and hopes to cross-qualify as a Barrister in the future. Her progression is a fantastic example of the career options that are available for Legal Secretaries.  …

Nominate Yourself for the PA of the Year Awards 2021

Date : 26 Aug 2021, 12:25 p.m.

Deserving PA of the Year Awards winners don’t necessarily need a boss or colleague to make a nomination on their behalf. With the nomination deadline fast approaching, here’s why you should put yourself forward this year.

The nomination deadline for the tenth anniversary of the PA of the Year Awards - September 10 2021 - is now less than a month away, so if you’ve been thinking about submitting a nomination for yourself, now is the time to do it.

At SecsintheCity, we strongly believe in the importance of knowing your self-worth and celebrating your own achievements and talents, which is …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal August Edition

Date : 3 Aug 2021, 3:46 p.m.

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

Our lead article this month takes a look at a day in the life of a Legal Assistant. Legal Assistants, like Legal Secretaries and PAs, are a vital part of a legal support team. This article from Simply Law gives an in-depth view of what their role entails and how they assist fee earners within a law firm. It is always interesting to gain insight into the different roles within the legal support sector and it may be something you would like to progress …

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. 


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 …