News/Events

Last Tour Dates for the Royal Courts of Justice

We have some good news – we are pleased to announce that the tour of the Royal Courts of Justice is resuming. Now that the Covid-19 restrictions have been fully lifted, the RCJ is accepting group tours again. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Students to see how the courts operate and to really put their studies into perspective. 

The tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday 7 June

Monday 4 July

Tuesday 2 August

Nominations Open for SecsintheCity’s PA of the Year Awards 2022

Nominations have now opened for the 2022 PA of the Year Awards, hosted by SecsintheCity – the UK’s number-one job site for Business Support Professionals – and in association with Tay Associates.

The annual event is held to acknowledge and celebrate the talent and achievements that Business Support Professionals deliver for businesses throughout the UK. Each year, we endeavour to ensure that more and more attention is given to Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants and Office Managers for the excellent work that they carry out – the PA of the Year Awards are crucial to those efforts.

PA of the Year Award Categories

This year’s iteration has several categories, including:

Executive Support GLOBAL – 22 & 23 June 2022

Join us for 48 hours of continuous personal development PLUS 1 month to access all the replays.

To become exceptional, you need to be trained by the exceptional, and we pride ourselves on bringing you the best of the best.

Our online ES Global event contains 48 hours of practical training, personal and career development, and a huge dose of inspiration from the world’s top trainers for Administrative Professionals. We aim to not only improve your working life but to help you strive for bigger and better things every day.

We have over 50 speakers confirmed for this event. We will be releasing 5 new speaker announcements every week.

Register your place now and enjoy massive savings.

Please note:

The PA Show 2022 – Put Yourself at the Top of Your To-Do List!

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our to-do list.”

Michelle Obama

The PA Show is the largest gathering of Executive Support Professionals in the UK, bringing together thousands of members of the community under one roof.

For over 10 years the community has come together to learn, share and connect at The PA Show, which has CPD-accredited content across the two days applying to Executive Support Professionals at every stage of their career and budget.

ILSPA’s New Partnership with The Legists

ILSPA is delighted to announce our new partnership with The Legists.

The Legists is a job platform dedicated to the legal profession, optimising the best innovative recruiting solutions to find the ideal employer or employee for you. Whether you're looking to advance your career, break into the industry or find your next employee, The Legists is a good place to make that happen.

The job platform advertises a broad range of roles from private practices (sole practitioners, boutique firms, City firms, national firms), international and US firms, in-house organisations, and the public sector. They host opportunities for a variety of legal positions including Paralegals, Clerks, Secretaries and all support staff.

Meet the Successful Applicants for Joelson's Mentoring Scheme

In April, ILSPA announced that top-ranked multidisciplinary law firm Joelson offered exclusive mentoring to a small selection of lucky ILSPA Students. The mentoring scheme, which takes place over a 12-month period, includes a day in the Joelson office each month, Q&A sessions with the secretarial team and other members of the firm, one to one contact with Joelson Legal Secretaries, and much more.

After a rigorous application process, we are pleased to introduce you to the two successful applicants for the scheme, Ashleigh Almeyda and Rachel Hoar.

LegalEx: The Event Where the Legal Community Meets

Expert keynotes. The latest legal tech. Networking with industry insiders. LegalEx is back as an in-person event this November.

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.

The PA Show 2021 — It’s Time to Focus on You!

The PA Show is the largest gathering of Executive Support Professionals in the UK, bringing together 1,000s+ of the community under one roof.

Whether you’re a PA, Executive Assistant, Legal Secretary, Office Manager, Virtual Assistant or involved in office support in any way, The PA Show offers you the chance to enhance your skills and knowledge, grow your network of contacts and source premium global suppliers to support you in your role.

The PA Show offers unique access to a wealth of CPD-accredited training designed to help support functional professionals excel at every stage of their career.

TotallyLegal Publishes Audience Insight Report 2021

Leading legal jobs board TotallyLegal has just published its annual Audience Insight Report. Download your copy today to discover more about your profession and benchmark your earnings as a Legal Secretary or PA.

In early 2021, we asked more than 800 legal professionals to disclose the details of their daily working lives and tell us how their careers had been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. With Administrators and Paralegals working alongside Solicitors, In-House Counsel and, of course, Legal Secretaries and PAs, responses revealed an audience representative of the full legal profession.