News/Events

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.

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?

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:

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

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.