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New Year Resolutions

Be honest, now. On the final day of the Christmas hols, when you were tidying the last of the festive debris from your handbag or pockets and thinking about your first day back at work, did your heart lighten – or sink? Or was it somewhere in the middle? 

Civil Litigation : Practice in focus - Advocacy and McKenzie Friends

In recent months we have written about the major changes to how litigation clients are paying for legal advice. Legal services are now being unbundled so clients can “pick and mix” when they want to pay for legal advice and when they will do it themselves. This month we will consider how unbundled legal advice fits in with representation at court hearings.

Legal Secretary Vacancies December 2015

Here is a selection of vacancies from our Legal Secretary Jobs Board this month:

Litigation Secretary – Harcus Sinclair

Location:  Camden Town, London

Salary:  Up to £38,000

Closing Date: 04/12/15

The Legal Support Awards 2016

Our Annual Awards Scheme Is Back – Bigger and Better!

Shining a light on the legal world’s most inspirational support staff, the Legal Support Awards ceremony is attended and fully supported by legal industry leaders. Our awards are unique, because they are dedicated purely to legal support staff.

Keeping the Work/Life Balance at Christmas

Guess what? Christmas falls on December 25th this year.

This isn’t my line, but Martin Lewis’s – he of “Money Saving Expert” fame. His point in a nutshell is that although we all know on the 1st of January each year exactly when Christmas will fall, we tend to make little or no financial preparation for it, with the result that many of us binge spend and then have to pay for Christmas at least until the following Easter.

Do You Want to Be a Microsoft Office Specialist?

ILSPA is working with Prodigy Learning to offer its Members, Students and applicants the chance to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

As law offices become more reliant on technology, it has never been more important for their staff to be confident and competent using common software such as Microsoft Office.

Do You Truly Give 100% at Work?

If you took any employee to one side and asked them whether or not they believe they truly give 100% to their work, I wonder if they would answer affirmatively. Let’s try to delve into the inner depths of our beings here and evaluate just how committed you really are to your work.

Job Satisfaction

Be Your Own Secret Santa

It’s not what you want to hear at this point in the festive season: somebody asking you to give another Christmas present. You may already feel that you’ve got quite enough on your hands with the presents for your family and your friends, and on top of that being the secret Santa to Darren, the man of mystery in the IT department. But this is a Christmas present with a difference: it will cost you nothing in money and very little in time, and it is a present that you give to yourself.

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