ILSPA’s New Partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs is delighted to announce its partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. The University has developed a new degree programme in Business Law and Management, which has been successfully accredited by ILSPA. The University’s aim is to bring awareness to the alternative roles which can be secured in the legal profession, such as Paralegal, Legal Secretary and Licensed Conveyancer, rather than the traditional roles of a Solicitor or Barrister. Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Met has a great mantra - 'Get Competent, Get Qualified, Get Hired’, which mirrors ILSPA’s ethos.

Legal Secretary Vacancies August 2022

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

Legal Secretary – LF Legal Limited

Location: Central London

Salary: from £25,000

This dynamic, forward-thinking firm based in Central London firm is looking to recruit a Legal Secretary with a good level of legal secretarial experience who is able to assist in file opening and closing, admin, drafting documents, billing, client and third party contact, and general secretarial work.

View the full job description here:           

https://www.institutelegalsecretaries.com/jobs/candidate/job/206777/

Secretary – De Pinna Notaries

Location: London

How to Answer “What is your greatest strength?”

You have to be smart and on top of your game when you're about to answer interview questions. When asked a tricky question, you need to be able to answer confidently with something that not only appeals to the interviewers but stays relevant to you and your professional skills.

One of the most common job interview questions is “What is your greatest strength?”.

This question can be difficult to answer because you want to make sure that you are highlighting your strengths in a way that is relevant to the job you are interviewing for. In this blog post, we will discuss how to answer this question and provide some tips on how to stand out from the competition.

How to Get an Admin Job with Zero Experience

An administrative role is a key part of any business. From dealing with office logistics to planning meetings and communicating with all levels of employees, getting your foot in the door can provide a stepping stone to a world of exciting opportunities. These entry-level positions are a great way to build a career. If you’re searching for the perfect entry-level admin role, here we reveal how to get a job in administration with no experience.

Do you need special skills to gain an admin job? Do you have to take a course to work in an office administrative role? Read on to discover what you can do to give yourself the best possible chance of securing your first role.

1. LIST KEY SKILLS ON YOUR CV

Achieving a Work-Life Balance in Today's World

In the best of circumstances, striking a healthy work and life balance can be challenging, but it can become even more intimidating, as well as vital, during periods of economic stagnation and uncertainty.

Because of the Great Recession and the resulting cuts and layoffs, many people work longer hours with roles that are more complex than ever before. Workers who fear losing their employment are determined to demonstrate that they are vital team members.

Today's portable electronic devices have blurred the boundaries between work and home, also adding stress. The days are gone when leaving the office meant abandoning our work. As a result, employees can now reach out to their bosses, co-workers, and customers at any time.

Tickets on Sale for LawCare's Inaugural Online Conference - Building a Better Life in the Law

Legal mental health charity LawCare is hosting its first conference this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary. This is your opportunity to learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work.

The online conference ‘Building a Better Life in the Law’ takes place on Wednesday 28th September and features leaders across the profession who are pioneering new ways of working. They will share their experiences of improving the culture in law through an interactive programme of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions.

The programme has three main tracks: 

•           Starting out – addressing the particular needs of junior lawyers

•           Innovation – in supervision and management

Meet the Sponsors of SecsintheCity’s PA of the Year Awards 2022

SecsintheCity recently announced that Tay Associates will be sponsoring their PA of the Year Awards 2022. Ahead of the awards, SecsintheCity caught up with Tay Associates to find out what their top tips are for this year’s candidates, what makes the awards so successful and why Tay Associates are sponsoring the PA of the Year awards again this year.

Who are Tay Associates?

Tay Associates are industry experts in PA, admin and support staff recruitment, placing the very best talent into their best-matched jobs.

Why did Tay Associates decide to sponsor the SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards?

Legal Secretary Vacancies July 2022

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

Executive Assistant – SZ Greenfields

Location: City of London

Salary: DOE

SZ Greenfields, a dynamic boutique international City law firm looking for a talented and motivated Executive Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years office experience, excellent written and spoken English skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels, an eye for detail and first-rate workload management, and a proven interest in working in a legal environment.

View the full job description here:           

https://www.institutelegalsecretaries.com/jobs/candidate/job/202453/

Applying the Hierarchy of Needs to Your Studies

Have you noticed that when you feel tired or stressed, it is harder to focus on your studies? There is a theory which explains that when our base needs are met, we can function better in life. This theory forms the hierarchy of needs and was developed by a famous psychologist called Abraham Maslow in the 1950s. It has changed the way we think about psychological health and is used in educational and therapeutic settings as well as workplaces to help people perform at their best. Abraham Maslow was one of the founding fathers of positive psychology and dedicated his life to studies in the field.

What is it Really Like to be a PA?

A personal assistant position can vary hugely from one role to the next, depending on the support the individual or team requires. This makes it an exciting career and allows relevant skills to be transferred across different industry sectors. If you are considering looking for a PA role but want more information on what it is really like to be a personal assistant, read on!

WHAT IS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT?

Whilst no two PA roles are the same, there are several common tasks we see in most PA positions. These include: