DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal November Edition

Date : 2 Nov 2021, 12:37 p.m.

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

As the end of the year draws closer, now is a fantastic time to review the continuing professional development you achieved this year, and start planning for 2022. ILSPA believes that it is essential for Legal Secretaries and PAs to develop their professional expertise in order to be successful in their roles. Take a look at our lead article 'The Advantages of Developing Your Professional Skills' to learn more about the importance of CPD.
To help motivate you towards your goals and inspire …

You're Invited to Legalex 2021!

Date : 13 Oct 2021, 2:37 p.m.

ILSPA has partnered up with LegalEx as it makes its much-anticipated return as a live event next month.

LegalEx 2021, taking place on November 10-11 at ExCeL London, is the must-attend event to meet industry thought leaders, regulators at the forefront of legislation and code of conduct changes, and experts in client success, technology and business development.

Your FREE registration gives you access to two days of educational seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts, innovators and forward-thinking speakers. It is the perfect opportunity for Legal Secretaries to network, expand their knowledge about the legal industry …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal October Edition

Date : 1 Oct 2021, 4:16 p.m.

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

ILSPA has some exciting news to share this month. In April, we announced that top-ranked multidisciplinary law firm, Joelson, was offering exclusive mentoring to ILSPA Students. After a rigorous application process, we are pleased to introduce you to the two successful applicants for the scheme, Ashleigh Almeyda and Rachel Hoar.

We spoke to Ashleigh and Rachel about what made them apply for Joelson's mentoring scheme, how they found the application process and what it was like to visit the firm for the first time. You can …

Stand Out By Becoming Officially Certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist!

Date : 28 Sep 2021, 2:36 p.m.

Earn official Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification to differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market. Broaden your employment opportunities by proving you have advanced skills in Microsoft Office. After gaining MOS certification, you will have immediate access to a Digital Badge and Transcript, as well as the MOS logo to put on your CV.

For the 2019 version, the exam is more helpful, with individual tasks and comprehensive, project-based testing. This live-in-the-application environment confirms that certified individuals have demonstrated the ability to complete a realistic project in Word, Excel or Powerpoint.  Push yourself further to gain the Expert level in …

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 …