Meet ILSPA's Partner - The National Association of Licenced Paralegals

Date : 15 Mar 2023, 3:11 p.m.

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) is the UK’s oldest established and foremost professional membership body for paralegals. It is also the only paralegal professional membership body that is also recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual) to offer fully regulated paralegal-specific qualifications. NALP is also recognised as an End Point Assessment Organisation for the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship Standard.

Paralegals are the fastest-growing group of professionals in the Legal Sector today. Paralegals do not only work in law firms but also form a major part of in-house legal departments for many larger organisations and local councils, …

Awesome Women in Law Achieving Great Things

Date : 8 Mar 2023, 9:49 a.m.


Three female legal professionals working across the global legal sector share their current thoughts and experiences working in law. 

They offer their opinion on this year’s theme ‘’DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’ and also share their current achievements and what they are most proud to be working on in 2023.

  • Wendy Lloyd-Goodwin - Founder of Life Science Law 
  • Sophie Kirk - Paralegal at Life Science Law 
  • Tina Durward - Senior Legal Consultant at Life Science Law 

 We asked:

  1. What’s your opinion and experience as a woman within the legal sector? 
  2. Have you …

Working Your Way Up the Ladder

Date : 7 Mar 2023, 11:33 a.m.

Career prospects for Legal Secretaries are excellent due to the fact that they gain valuable and transferable experience in their roles. Starting your career as a Legal Secretary can be a great way to get your foot in the door of the legal sector and work your way up the ladder. You can become a Paralegal, Legal Executive or even a Solicitor with some additional training.

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is popular with law graduates as it enables them to gain the vital practical skills they need to work in a legal environment. Sometimes, budding Lawyers will work as …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal March Edition

Date : 1 Mar 2023, 10:52 a.m.

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

We would like to take a moment to say welcome to all the new Students who have joined us so far this year! To help you along your learning journey, you will find a useful article about creating good study habits in this month's edition of our journal. Whether you are a new Student, an existing Student or you are returning to your studies after a break, we are sure you will find this beneficial.  

This month, we are taking a look at the Paralegal profession. If …

Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

Date : 23 Feb 2023, 11:13 a.m.

If an administrative professional from the 1950s happened to be magically transported to today’s office, they’d be in for quite a shock!

Gone are the days when filing, phone skills, and semi-legible shorthand were key requirements for an admin job. Today’s job descriptions are more likely to include analytical reasoning, critical thinking, complex problem-solving skills, and UX design. And an admin who is unable or unwilling to keep up with the ever-changing technological demands of the profession will get left behind.

Don’t let the changing requirements scare you! Instead, make a concentrated effort to look ahead to the future and …

Speculative Legal Secretary Applications

Date : 15 Feb 2023, 7:59 p.m.

If you are currently looking for a Legal Secretary job, it is useful to know that certain law firms have careers or recruitment sections on their websites where they advertise vacancies. However, not all vacancies are advertised, so it can be very beneficial to contact law firms directly.

Website Applications

Many law firms invite speculative applications from candidates who think that they have something to offer the company. Their websites will give you the option to submit your CV without applying for a specific position. Examples of these firms are BirkettsNorton Rose Fulbright and Michelmores.

Email/Postal Applications

It is also …

Meet ILSPA's Partner - SecsintheCity

Date : 10 Feb 2023, 12:25 p.m.

SecsintheCity: the UK’s leading specialist job site for PAs, EAs and other business support professionals.

Working with specialist recruitment agencies, commercial organisations and public sector bodies, we provide our audience with the latest office and business support vacancies for Legal Secretariesand PAs, with a dedicated sector for legal support roles.

With entry-level legal support positions alongside senior Personal Assistant jobs, SecsintheCity is the definitive destination for job-seeking business support professionals.

Each year we host our PA of the Year Awards to recognise and champion the roles of PAs, EAs and Office Managers, including a Legal PA …

The Benefits of Studying a Legal Secretary Course with ILSPA

Date : 7 Feb 2023, 3:17 p.m.

ILSPA's courses provide Students with the legal knowledge and practical skills they need to be competent Legal Secretaries. Our qualifications are recognised by law firms and legal recruiters throughout the UK and overseas. There are many benefits to studying our courses:

1. Whether you want to start a career as a Legal Secretary, you are an experienced Legal Secretary who wants to gain a formal qualification, or you are a law graduate who wants to gain the practical skills required to work in the legal profession, our Legal Secretary courses will provide you with the legal knowledge and skills you need to have a rewarding career …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal February Edition

Date : 1 Feb 2023, 2:31 p.m.

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

We hope that you have had a good start to 2023. ILSPA has some fantastic articles to share with you this month, beginning with an inspiring interview with a recent ILSPA Graduate, Hannah Chave. 

Hannah always had a passion and desire to work in law but decided to choose an alternative route to university to get into it. She embarked on ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course to help her to achieve her dream. Read our lead article to find out about Hannah's experience of securing a Legal …

Meet ILSPA's Partner - TotallyLegal

Date : 25 Jan 2023, 10:17 a.m.

TotallyLegal: the UK’s leading specialist job site for legal professionals.

Working closely with specialist legal recruitment consultancies and top employers, from Magic and Silver Circle firms, and global brands, TotallyLegal advertise private practice, in-house and public sector roles across all practice areas. Connecting thousands of Legal Professionals with top employers across the UK and abroad, TotallyLegal is the ultimate destination for legal job seekers.

TotallyLegal brings you the latest Legal PA jobs and Legal Secretary roles, covering all echelons of experience, from graduate and NQ legal jobs to senior positions.

How TotallyLegal Can Help You:

Land your next …