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 …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal April Edition

Date : 1 Apr 2021, 3:46 p.m.

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

ILSPA has some truly inspiring articles and opportunities to share with you this month. April's lead article is an interview with ILSPA Student Vicky Cons. Vicky's story of working as a key worker whilst also managing her Legal Secretary studies throughout the pandemic is a real testament to what dedication, organisation and hard work can achieve.      
 

ILSPA is also very excited to announce that top-ranked, multidisciplinary law firm Joelson will be offering mentoring to three lucky Students. Mentoring is a fantastic way to gain experience, knowledge and confidence. It …

The Technical Challenges of Hybrid Working

Date : 25 Mar 2021, 12:09 p.m.

The events of 2020 have undoubtedly challenged pre-existing concepts about the way we work and prompted many businesses to reflect on their remote working policy.

According to a recent survey from the British Council for Offices (BCO), most office workers don’t want to return to the office five days a week when the pandemic is over, with the majority planning on splitting their time between the workplace and home.

With a mixture of in-office and remote working, this hybrid working model is expected to become the norm for many businesses.

With this in mind, we have outlined some of the …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal March Edition

Date : 4 Mar 2021, 11:38 a.m.

The March 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, ILSPA is focusing on professional development. Our lead article 'Developing Skills for Success' looks at the key skills you can develop to ensure success in your career. This is helpful to both new Legal Secretaries and those who have been working in the profession for some time.
 
Prodigy Learning has provided some information regarding their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) courses. These courses are perfect for those of you looking to develop your Microsoft skills and gain a …

Executive Secretary LIVE Goes Global

Date : 25 Feb 2021, 3:22 p.m.

In June 2020, Executive Secretary took their world-renowned ExecSecLIVE event virtual for the first time. A whole new global audience gained access to 2 days of workshops, elite speakers, training and networking unlike any other. And they’re back for 2021! 

This year's virtual event will be held on 17th and 18th March, and you can be a part of it! 

Across the two days, attendees can watch 52 industry experts speak about their careers, offer their guidance and provide insight and training.

Executive Secretary says:    

"We are keen to ensure that you continue to get the training and inspiration that you have …