The Virtual Christmas Party

Date : 11 Dec 2020, 5:20 p.m.

December is normally a time for Christmas parties and office get togethers. Festive gatherings may not be possible this year, but you can still celebrate with your team and toast the end of 2020 in style.

Here are our top tips for a fantastic virtual Christmas party!

1. Don't be afraid to keep the numbers small

Don't be afraid to organise smaller parties for each department or team. We all know what it is like being on a Zoom meeting with a large number of attendees. It's hard to interact or feel included. Keeping numbers smaller ensures a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere.    

2. Make …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal December Edition

Date : 1 Dec 2020, 2:25 p.m.

December has arrived, and with that comes our last publication of 2020. This year has been challenging for us all but we hope that the new year will bring brighter days. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of ILSPA. Our work is both enjoyable and rewarding, and we look forward to continuing to help you with your career in 2021.

The celebrations started early for SecsintheCity when they hosted the PA of the Year Awards 2020 last month. The virtual event was a huge success, which recognised the hard work and contributions …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal November Edition

Date : 2 Nov 2020, 1:15 p.m.

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

We are delighted to announce that we are providing our Legal Secretaries Diploma course through live online classes in January. To celebrate this, we are offering an early bird discount of £100 to those who enrol by 30 November 2020. 

In light of our new online classes and the need for people to work from home, this month's journal is focused on both learning and working remotely.

Our article 'Thriving in a Remote World' explains how the legal profession has adapted in this respect, …

World Mental Health Day

Date : 15 Oct 2020, 11:56 a.m.

To mark World Mental Health Day, Simply Law Jobs have put together a few tips to help you cope with stress and anxiety.

It’s natural for anyone to fall victim to stress or anxiety at any point in life, whether you are prone to these conditions or you’re going through a particularly difficult situation, like divorce, bereavement, or even lockdown at the hands of coronavirus. 

It’s tough to be told that you have to change your way of life as you know it – to stop seeing your friends, family, and not being able to spend your weekends letting off steam …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal October Edition

Date : 1 Oct 2020, 2:33 p.m.

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

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people have been wondering how they can secure a Legal Secretary job. If you are currently looking for work, this month's edition of our journal contains advice from experts in the field on how to get hired. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to speak to a member of of team about the current situation.

For those of you who have studied with us as a stepping stone to …

Attend the PA Forum Learning and Development Conference for Free!

Date : 9 Sep 2020, 10:55 a.m.

It has been a truly challenging time for us all! Therefore, The PA Forum Learning and Development team would like to give back to their community, and will be covering the cost of 30 places for their forthcoming online annual Conference on 29th September 2020.

If you know of any PA, EA, Office Manager or Business Support colleagues that have unfortunately been made redundant recently then the team would really like to hear from them.

To qualify for a free ticket please visit the PA Forum LinkedIn Post. Please ask your colleague to comment below it, just to say if they would like to …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal September Edition

Date : 1 Sep 2020, 3:42 p.m.

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

The 29th of this month sees the return of the eagerly anticipated annual PA Forum Learning and Development Conference. The virtual conference is a fantastic educational day, welcoming PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Business Support Professionals from across the UK and beyond.  

The event features talks from keynote speakers such as Lucy Brazier (Executive Secretary Magazine), Heather Baker (Baker Thompson Associates) and Lindsay Taylor (Your Excellency Ltd). For more information, including a full list of speakers and how …

The Assistant Room Membership

Date : 21 Aug 2020, 9:50 a.m.

Are you ready to start investing in yourself and embrace your potential? As a member of The Assistant Room they will help you focus on developing your soft skills, welcome you into an incredible global community of admin professionals and work with you to plan your future and achieve every goal you set your mind to.

What do you get? 

- Tribute Lounge - Receive over 25 exclusive discounts around the world across restaurants, lifestyle, health + beauty and more. Look like a boss to the boss while treating yourself at the same time!

- Exciting events - Fortnightly yoga? Spell casting for love …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal August Edition

Date : 3 Aug 2020, 5:42 p.m.

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

In this month's lead article, we spoke to Senior Paralegal and ILSPA Graduate Craig Johnson. He told us why he feels that ILSPA’s Diploma is a fantastic refresher course for legal professionals, as well as those starting their legal careers. If any of our experienced Members would like to receive more information about the course, please get in touch.

For those of you who may be returning to work after being furloughed, our partners TotallyLegal have provided advice on how best to prepare yourself. For anyone in …

Legal PA of the Year 2020

Date : 9 Jul 2020, 12:46 p.m.

Our partners Secs in the City recently launched the PA of the Year Awards 2020 - their ninth annual celebration of the dedication, hard work and dazzling talent of PAs, EAs and Office Managers in the UK.

Joanne Wilson, the winner of last year’s Legal PA of the Year award and PA to the Partners of Hall Brown Family Law firm, took the time to speak with them about her illustrious career so far and the glamorous, prestigious awards ceremony itself. You can read her full interview here.

If you know a fantastic Legal PA who deserves to be recognised why not …