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.  

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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 …

DEDICATED- The Legal Secretary Journal September Edition

Date : 1 Sep 2022, 10:57 a.m.

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

We hope you had a wonderful summer. Now that September is upon us, we are looking forward to the new academic year and welcoming the new Students it brings. Good luck to those who have enrolled on our Live Online Classes which start on Wednesday 7 September, as well as our distance learning Students.

This month, our partner, SecsintheCity, had the pleasure of speaking with one of the finalist's of the PA of the Year Awards 2021. In this Q&A, you can find out about …

Nominate Your Legal PA of the Year 2022

Date : 2 Aug 2022, 3:48 p.m.

Winning the Legal PA of the Year Award is the ultimate recognition of your hard work, dedication, and achievements. If you are a Legal PA who goes above and beyond every day, PA of the Year want to hear from you.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 PA of the Year Awards, an annual celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, support, and achievements.

Susanna Tait, PA of the Year Awards judge and Chief Executive of event sponsor Tay Associates, highlights that the aim of the Awards “is to acknowledge the significant contributions that PAs and EAs make to the organisations they …