How to Build Your Confidence According to 5 Assistants

Date : 22 Mar 2022, 11:09 a.m.

Building confidence is one of the main focuses of every Personal and Executive Assistant and cited by almost everyone who joins The Assistant Room membership as a skill they want help in developing.

When reading this you may wonder how your confidence levels can increase and how you will ever become as self assured and as confident as some of your colleagues. In an industry where being behind the scenes is part of the business support role, being front and centre isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally or feels right.

According to Robert Kiyosaki ”Confidence comes from discipline and training.” …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal March Edition

Date : 1 Mar 2022, 3:47 p.m.

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

Even though ILSPA is the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, our Membership encompasses various other legal support roles. This month you can learn about the role of the Legal Assistant. Alia Choudhury is a Legal Assistant at Keller Lenkner in London, and talked to our partner, Simply Law, about her responsibilities there.

This month's edition of our journal includes part two of our professional competence series by ILSPA's tutor, Seamus Ryan, and a detailed explanation of how to build a business case for training requests …

The 2022 SecsintheCity Salary Survey Is Here – Are You Being Paid Enough?

Date : 17 Feb 2022, 1:02 p.m.

Has the pandemic continued to affect pay and employment opportunities? How have business support responsibilities and expectations evolved during the last 12 months?

To help answer these questions, SecsintheCity, the UK’s only specialist job site for PAs, EAs, and business support professionals, are asking business support professionals from every experience level to complete their confidential survey.

The survey will explore salary shifts and working experiences from the last year, in addition to other key themes from previous SecsintheCity audience surveys. The salary information we collect will allow you to see where you stand in comparison with your …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal February Edition

Date : 1 Feb 2022, 2:58 p.m.

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

Last month, we met the winners of the prestigious PA of the Year Awards, hosted by our partner Secs in the City. ILSPA was delighted to hear that Breanna Worton had been awarded the Legal PA of the Year title. This month, Secs in the City has taken some time to speak to Breanna and find out about her career at global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 

We know that many of our Members will be wanting to continue to embrace the fresh start that a …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal January Edition

Date : 4 Jan 2022, 4:14 p.m.

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

ILSPA would like to wish you a very happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed the festive period and you are looking forward to developing your career in 2022. This month, we have some great articles that have been chosen to help you start the year in the best possible way.    
You may be thinking about your resolutions and goals for 2022. To assist you in setting some of them, Julie Perrine from All Things Admin discusses the importance of looking at last year's …

5 Tips to Prepare For a Law Interview

Date : 16 Dec 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Is 2022 the year that you would like to take the plunge and find that new role? Then take a look at Simply Law's article on how to prepare for your next law interview. 

Preparing for your legal interview might seem terrifying but it’s actually not that complicated. The first rule is, be confident! And the rest will follow. “But I am confident and I’m still nervous,” you might think.

In that case, you might not know exactly what you need to do to get your step in the door. Legal interviews can be challenging if you’re not prepared, so here’s …

DEDICATED - The Legal Secretary Journal December Edition

Date : 2 Dec 2021, 10:04 a.m.

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

For the last edition of our journal this year, we were delighted to chat to ILSPA Graduate and law degree Student, Evelina Tarabuta. Evelina wanted to do something which gave her practical experience and made her stand out from the crowd. After passing our Legal Secretaries Diploma course, her career has gone from strength to strength. She has started her own business and now offers legal services to a range of clients. What an encouraging experience to take us through to the New Year!

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 …