Interview Advice for Legal PAs: How to Answer Scenario Questions

Date : 21 Feb 2024, 2:56 p.m.

Our trusted partners SecsintheCitythe UK’s leading job site for business support professionals, have provided us with their expert advice on how to answer scenario questions in your next Legal PA interview. A commonly dreaded part of any interview - the following article is curated to help settle your fears, help you lean into your strengths and, ultimately, help you succeed in your interview.

As a Legal PA, situational challenges are a part of the day-to-day job. The ability to think on your feet, and act in a proactive manner comes with the territory. The way you assess, react …

Could a Legal Apprenticeship Be Right For You?

Date : 16 Feb 2024, 1:37 p.m.

Apprenticeships have been around for hundreds of years. They were started in England by the Statute of Artificers in 1563.

Whilst the popularity of apprenticeships declined in the early 1900s, they have seen a resurgence thanks to the introduction of Modern Apprenticeships in 1992, providing more opportunities for school leavers in a wider variety of careers. This has been expanded and improved upon over subsequent years and today we have apprenticeships at all levels from Level 2 to Level 6 (which is considered the equivalent to a Degree) and for all ages.

The number, and type, of professions embracing apprenticeships …

ILSPA Discount for ILFM Legal Compliance Conference: Navigating Finance and Managing Excellence

Date : 12 Feb 2024, 10:09 a.m.

Thursday 16th May 2024 - The Law Society, Chancery Lane, London 

The legal profession’s leading Finance, Compliance & Practice Management Conference is back for Spring 2024! 

It is being hosted at the prestigious and historic venue of the Law Society in Chancery Lane, London, with an incredible lineup of speakers already confirmed, and more names coming soon. 

Confirmed speakers:

Shaun Jardine from Big Yellow Penguin - Is AI the final nail in the coffin of the billable hour?

Sean Hankin the SRA, Head of Forensic Investigation + Intelligence + Chartered Accountant - Complying with the Accounts Rules and common issues surrounding QARs and on-site visits. …

An Interview with Sian Jones - ILSPA Graduate and LLB Hons Student

Date : 25 Jan 2024, 10:11 a.m.

It is always interesting to find out the reason why Students choose to study our Legal Secretaries Diploma. We pride ourselves on offering a course that is suitable for people of all different levels of experience and career backgrounds, and for this reason, we have a diverse range of Students enrolled with us. Sian enrolled with ILSPA after relocating to the UK from South Africa. Having studied Law for a year at the University of South Africa, she was keen to continue to pursue her love of Law after her move.

In this interview, Sian speaks about how she enrolled …

The Top Cyber Security Practices That Every Legal Secretary Should Know

Date : 10 Jan 2024, 4:29 p.m.

Everyone should be aware of cybercrime risks and methods for keeping their data safe, but this is particularly important for Legal Secretaries, who handle highly sensitive data on a regular basis. Should their work devices fall victim to cybercriminals, there could be dire consequences for both their firm and its clients.

Here are four of the top cyber security practices that every Legal Secretary should know:

1. Use strong passwords

39% of people have had their passwords compromised within the last five years, which goes to show how common it is to use weak passwords that are easy for cybercriminals …

Nurturing Success - ILSPA’s Commitment to Student Support

Date : 8 Jan 2024, 1:51 p.m.

Embarking on a journey to become a Legal Secretary is both exciting and challenging. Recognising the unique demands of this profession, ILSPA has distinguished itself not only for its high-quality courses but also for the comprehensive help and support it provides to its Students throughout their studies. ILSPA goes the extra mile to ensure its Students receive the guidance and assistance needed for success.

ILSPA Graduate, Aparna Baburajan from Abu Dhabi, recently expressed:

Excellent course and a great team to guide you with any kind of assistance required. The effort put on providing assignment feedback is really appreciable. I highly …

How AI May Enhance the Legal Secretary Role

Date : 2 Jan 2024, 10:57 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making the headlines recently and has made gradual changes to various industries. You may wonder what this will mean for the legal industry, as AI technologies may very well revolutionise the way legal professionals work in time. AI could streamline processes, increase efficiency, and improve decision-making. Legal Secretaries are an integral part of law firms and legal departments, and their role may be significantly enhanced.

The Traditional Role of Legal Secretaries

Legal Secretaries have traditionally been responsible for providing administrative support to lawyers, helping to manage case files, schedule appointments, draft documents, and communicate with clients. …

Advancing Your Career as a Legal Secretary in the New Year

Date : 2 Jan 2024, 10:45 a.m.

As we usher in the new year, it's the perfect time to reflect on your career goals and consider strategies for advancement. If you're a Legal Secretary looking to take the next step in your career, we would like to guide you through the benefits of continuous professional development (CPD), gaining a promotion, and exploring new opportunities.

Benefits of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

  • Enhanced Skills and Knowledge: Engaging in CPD ensures that you stay current with the latest legal developments and industry trends. This not only enhances your existing skills but also equips you with new ones, making you a …

NALP Celebrates National Paralegal Day at the House of Commons

Date : 7 Nov 2023, 3:54 p.m.

In the world of law, every successful legal professional knows the value of teamwork and support. While Lawyers and Judges often take center stage, Paralegals also play a vital role, ensuring that the wheels of justice keep turning smoothly. To recognise and celebrate the contributions of these unsung legal heroes, The National Association of Licensed Paralegals are hosting their third National Paralegal Day at the historic House of Commons tomorrow - Wednesday 8 November.

A Day to Honor Paralegals

National Paralegal Day is a day dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable work of Paralegals, who keep law firms, courts, and legal departments …

The ILFM Autumn Virtual Conference Returns Nov 2023

Date : 16 Oct 2023, 1:19 p.m.

The UK’s go-to legal finance, compliance, and law firm management conference returns via Zoom on Thursday 23rd November 2023 10am-3pm.

This conference is a fantastic opportunity for Legal Secretaries whose work crosses over into assisting with accounts and finance. It is a chance to network, learn and gain valuable insights into your role. What's more, the ILFM is kindly offering ILSPA Members a 50% discount on tickets to this virtual event.

The Institute of Legal Finance and Management Autumn Virtual Conference agenda will be published in full to ticket holders shortly. However, here are some of the speakers from this year’s event:

  • LUBNA SHUJA - President …