SecsintheCity is searching for outstanding Legal PAs and EAs for the PA of the Year Awards 2019

Date : 14 Aug 2019, 11:47 a.m.

SecsintheCity – the only job board dedicated to PAs, EAs and Office Support Professionals – is searching for outstanding Legal PAs and EAs to be winners at the eighth annual PA of the Year Awards.

While an abundance of high calibre nominations has already been submitted for this year’s event, we know a wealth of talent and achievement remains untapped. With limited time left to nominate yourself or a colleague, we want to hear from you today.

PA of the Year Awards judge Susanna Tait says, “it doesn’t matter where or for whom the individuals have worked, nor for how …

Simply Law Jobs Announces Lawyer Monthly as Latest Partner

Date : 12 Aug 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Simply Law Jobs have partnered up with leading legal publication Lawyer Monthly to provide legal jobs, news and opinions to their readers.

Whilst Lawyer Monthly is designed for those higher up in the legal profession, we are sure that ILSPA's Members will find some of the content interesting. For example, their recent special edition on 'Women in Law 2019' is very inspiring.

Simply Law Jobs, a niche legal job site is pleased to announce its latest partnership as the exclusive recruitment provider with leading legal publication, Lawyer Monthly.

The partnership will see Simply Law Jobs featuring on Lawyer …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - August 2019

Date : 1 Aug 2019, 8:05 p.m.

The latest edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available to read online. 

This month, ILSPA has had the pleasure of speaking to some fantastic professionals within the legal sector. We have collected a range of insightful and informative articles where experts share their advice, experiences and knowledge. 

Amanda Hamilton, Patron of ILSPA, and Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, explains how many people are regularly performing certain tasks, whilst not realising that what they are doing may class them as a ‘Paralegal’. Denise Allen from SkillsArena divulges why law firms test candidates who apply for their vacancies. Lara Mitchard from …

Summer Discount - Legal Secretaries Diploma Course

Date : 1 Aug 2019, 1:13 p.m.

Now is the perfect time to take the plunge and enrol on our Legal Secretaries Diploma course via distance learning. For the month of August, Students who enrol for our online Legal Secretaries Diploma course will receive £100 off their course fee, making the course just £500!

Our Legal Secretary course is widely recognised by law firms and legal recruiters, and will provide you with valuable legal knowledge and the practical skills you need to become a competent and qualified Legal Secretary. You will learn various areas of law and the practical tasks involved with Legal Secretary work, such as legal …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - July 2019

Date : 1 Jul 2019, 2:59 p.m.

The July edition of DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal is now available online. Each month ILSPA features articles which are interesting and informative for Legal Secretaries and PAs. In this edition we are focusing on technology and personal development. 

Sellick Partnership are discussing the importance of Legal Secretaries and PAs in the digital age, and giving advice about how they can make themselves indispensable to their firms. Dagmer Marketing spoke to us about the benefits of working as a Virtual Assistant, and what makes a fantastic VA. We also have articles about useful tips and tricks for using Microsoft Excel, and …

TOTUM Summer Savings!

Date : 24 Jun 2019, 12:23 p.m.

TOTUM is the #1 student discount card - and now App. There are over 200+ UK discounts and 42,000 Worldwide discounts available.

TOTUM is the ONLY student discount card in the market available to Professional learners. As a Professional learner with Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA's you are entitled to apply for a TOTUM card for as little as £12 per annum.

It may not seem like it when you look out of the window but believe it or not summer is here! And what better way to bring a ray of much needed sunshine into your life than with …

Practical PA Course - Online

Date : 10 Jun 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Practically Perfect PA are currently providing a very useful online course for those who want to advance their PA skills.

The Practical PAs course will help you to learn how to deal with the most common challenges Personal Assistants experience. You will gain tools to enable you to stay one step ahead in your role and become a leader and influencer.

The online session includes:

  • How assistants become leaders
  • How to get into the inner circle
  • Dealing with multiple executives
  • Managing your bosses schedule like a megastar!
  • Managing your own time
  • Become a business-critical assistant
  • Plus a few of our popular …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - June 2019

Date : 6 Jun 2019, 2:47 p.m.

The June edition of our Legal Secretary Journal has been published.

This month, we have some great articles for those advancing their careers this Summer. If you are looking for a new job, Simply Law Jobs help you to answer the dreaded interview question 'What can you bring to this role?'. Heat Recruitment talk about the steps you need to take to climb the 'progression ladder'. Also, ILSPA graduate Gillian Roberts, talks about her return to the legal profession and offers advice on looking for work.

SecsintheCity have announced that the nominations for PA of the Year 2019 are now open. If …

Can I Study ILSPA's Courses if English is not my First Language?

Date : 28 May 2019, 12:40 p.m.

ILSPA's courses attract a wide range of Students from different nationalities in the UK and countries around the world.

If you want to study one of our courses to work as a Legal Secretary in the UK, it is essential to have good spoken and written English skills. It does not matter that English is not your first language, however you need to have an excellent standard of English in order to perform the role as required.

When working as a Legal Secretary, you will need to communicate with your colleagues and your firm's clients as well as produce important …

Common Microsoft Office Skills

Date : 20 May 2019, 9:42 a.m.

In this month's edition of our Legal Secretary Journal, we published an article about the most common Microsoft Office skills Students need when completing their coursework. ILSPA's courses require Students to produce legal documents so that they become competent in Legal Secretary work.

It is essential for Students to have Microsoft Office skills before enrolling on our courses, however we would like to provide guidance to those who might need help with certain areas.

Our article includes setting page margins, line spacing, inserting a table, creating table borders and inserting columns. Honing these skills is also beneficial if you are working as a Legal Secretary and haven't …