Joining a professional organisation is the best thing you can do for your career. It enables you to advance your skills, develop yourself professionally, show that you are committed to your career, and be recognised for the value work that you do. ILSPA provides its Members with many benefits, which are sought by those wanting support in their careers and law firms that want their staff to excel in their roles.
Professional organisations produce journals to share news and provide advice and guidance to their Members. ILSPA Members have access to a wealth of interesting articles through our online Legal Secretary Journal, which is specifically written to help them in various areas of their work and studies. We provide legal updates, legal news, career advice, personal development encouragement, IT tips and Student resources. Not only do Members receive new content on a monthly basis, but they can browse through a large archive of articles that includes valuable information about the Legal Secretary world.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which Members of professional organisations maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills, and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. ILSPA’s CPD programme is suitable for experienced Members and is designed to recognise their progression within their careers and support their accomplishments. Continuing professional development enhances the professional and personal skills of Legal Secretaries and PAs and, therefore, the quality of their work.
Many professional organisations provide their Members with job opportunities. ILSPA’s Legal Secretary Jobs Board advertises a wide range of vacancies throughout the UK. Law firms and legal recruiters post on our board to reach our Members as they have qualifications and experience they are looking for. The positions advertised are suitable for juniors and trainees, as well as Members who are experienced. If you are looking for work, you can register on our jobs board to apply for positions and show your availability for work.
Professional organisations exist to support people within their careers. ILSPA Members are provided with advice and guidance through our online Membership area. There are some great resources available that will help you develop yourself, keep up to date with law and secure employment. Whatever stage you are at in your career, we are here to assist. If you would like personal advice, you are welcome to telephone or email us, and we will be happy to help you.
Membership is a two-way process, so it is important to not only be part of a professional organisation but to be an active participant in it. You can read and comment on our Legal Secretary Journal articles, communicate with us and connect with other Members through Facebook, and provide us with general feedback and suggestions by email. This will help ensure that we are in tune with our Members and can provide you with the best service possible.