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 …

The Law Society's Excellence Awards

Date : 17 May 2019, 12:28 p.m.

The Law Society Excellence Awards celebrate the work and achievements of Solicitors, legal teams and firms throughout England and Wales.

Categories include Woman Lawyer of the Year, Solicitor of the Year, Excellence in Client Service and Law Firm of the Year, amongst others.

The deadline to nominate your team, boss or your firm for their achievements is midnight tonight! You can find out more and make a nomination here.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Date : 13 May 2019, 10:33 a.m.

In support of mental health awareness week, ILSPA would like to express how much we value mental health in the workplace and at home. Certain situations arise in life that can lead us to place where we feel confused, overwhelmed and not able to cope mentally. These circumstances can happen to anyone, at any age, from whatever walk of life we come from. 

It would be great to end the stigma associated with mental health disorders so that people can speak openly about their thoughts and feelings. We need to help each other, whether it is family, a friend or a …

ILSPA's Course Assessor has been Promoted to Partner

Date : 7 May 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Coodes Solicitors in Cornwall has recently appointed four new associates and four new partners - one of whom is our Course Assessor, Maria Richards.

Coodes believes in the nurture and development of its staff and these promotions have come about through this. ILSPA can also see how much they value their Legal Secretaries as some of them have studied ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma Course.

Maria has been working as a Legal Executive for Coodes for the past six years and specialises in Conveyancing. As well as helping and assessing ILSPA Students, she is also the senior examiner for the National Association of …

Spring Discount - ILSPA's Online Legal Secretaries Diploma Course

Date : 7 May 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Now is the perfect time to take the plunge and enrol on our Legal Secretaries Diploma course via distance learning. For the entire month of May, Students who enrol for the distance learning 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 Graduates are Invited to Strictly Recruitment's Workshop

Date : 3 May 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Strictly Recruitment will be holding two workshops for those who are looking to secure their first Legal Secretary role. With Students all over the country completing various legal courses, firms are searching for new talent to join their teams.

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma graduates have been invited to attend the workshops. They will take place at 3.00pm on Thursday 9th May 2019 or Wednesday 15th May 2019. 

Topics that will be covered include :

  • How to structure a CV
  • The importance of personal branding
  • What to expect during the recruitment process
  • Interview hints and tips
  • What law firms expect
  • General career advice   …

ILSPA's Legal Secretary Journal - May 2019

Date : 3 May 2019, 12:17 p.m.

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

In this month's lead article we speak to Hollie Nixon, one of the newest Legal Secretaries at Clifford Chance LLP. Hollie spoke to us about her transition from a completely non-legal background into the legal secretarial profession. She gives useful advice to people looking to make the change themselves.

Also featured is an announcement from our partner, Secs in the City about their summer networking event. This will be taking place on Wednesday 10 July 2019 in London. You can read about what to expect from this year's event and find out how …