This month we will be considering the changing ways in which it is now possible to qualify as a Lawyer. In particular, we will consider the effects of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) decision to proceed with a new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the potential impact this may have on other routes to qualifying as a practising Lawyer.
From delays and fare increases to navigating foreign cities and language barriers, there are seemingly endless challenges for business travellers and Legal PAs tasked with booking travel. In recent years, there have also been incidents domestically and worldwide, bringing concern about employee safety and security to the forefront of business travel management.
Here is a selection of vacancies from our Legal Secretary Jobs Board this month:
Conveyancing Legal Secretary – Bude Nathan Iwanier
Location: Golders Green, London
With the PA of the Year Award nominations now open, we caught up with previous Legal PA of the Year Rachel Newman to discuss the PA of the Year Awards, talk about her career as a Legal PA and garner some top tips for other Legal employees in the industry.
Tell us about your experience of the 2014 PA of the Year Awards.
Legal Secretaries help Lawyers with their work and are an integral part of a team of legal professionals. One of the most important relationships Lawyers develop in their professional working lives is with their Secretary, so it is beneficial to be of as much assistance as possible to optimise their performance.
A question that we are commonly asked here at ILSPA is how much time is needed to complete one of our courses. People want – or, probably more accurately, need – to know the study time required for their desired course before they embark on it. That way they know they are able to commit to the work needed to gain their qualification.
Traditionally the beating heart of the legal sector, London was once seen as the number one location when looking for a top legal job. But with steep rents and the increase in regional demand across the country, London isn’t the centre of the legal universe anymore.
SecsintheCity have just launched their 7th annual PA of the Year Awards, championing the business-critical contribution that PAs and EAs make to the organisations they work for.
If you’re a talented PA or EA, or work with someone who you think should be recognised, submit your nomination today.
The University of Westminster is delighted to invite ILSPA’s Students and Members to their Legal Skills Academy: Shaping the Next Generation. The evening cocktail event will bring together alumni, professionals in the legal sector and friends of the Law School.
Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
By Maudie Powell-Tuck and Becky Kells, AllAboutLaw
Where should I begin?
A good start is deciding what kind of work experience you actually want to get. There are thousands of law firms and legal organisations in the UK, so you’ve got to figure out which ones interest you.