News/Events

SecsintheCity’s Summer Networking Event 2019

Set to be held at a prestigious Central London location, SecsintheCity’s annual networking event returns on the evening of Wednesday 10th July 2019.

This exclusive event, described by attendees last year as “a fabulous evening”, provides PAs, EAs and Office Support Professionals with an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and contemporaries over complimentary wine and canapés.

There will also be a career management presentation from Corinne Mills, Managing Director of Personal Career Management. With 17 years of experience in career coaching and a background in HR, Corinne is author of the bestselling CV book You’re Hired! How to write a brilliant CV and has worked with organisations including Sky and the BBC.

You are invited to Legalex 2019

On 27 & 28 March, 2019, London’s ExCeL will play host to the latest edition of Legalex. This industry-leading show will create Europe’s most comprehensive and all-encompassing trade show package for legal professionals.

This year, the exhibition promises to be the most forward-thinking to date - housing 200 cutting-edge exhibitors and 150 educational seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts and innovative thinkers. Leading the industry as the most accomplished event for forward-thinking, ambitious and successful legal firms looking to modernise their practice. LegalEx 2019, is one not to miss.

The UK VA Conference at The PA Show 2019

The PA Show 2019 (formerly Office* Show) will once again play host to the UK VA Conference. The show will take place at the Olympia exhibition centre in London on ‘VA Day’, 27th February 2019.

The UK VA Conference 2019 has compiled an agenda that will appeal to a whole range of Virtual Assistants and their skill levels – from start-up newcomers to established and successful Virtual Assistants.

Read on to see the complete agenda along with information about the hugely popular free VA Breakfast session that will be held before the event to kick off VA Day.

Session One 10:15am: #MyVAFuture - What should my VA business model be?

ILSPA’s Evening Class

Evening Classes.jpgILSPA has been working with aspiring Legal Secretaries since 1990 and one of our main aims is to provide recognised and affordable training to Students. As such, ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is one of the most comprehensive and best value courses on the market.

The course is a vocational qualification, designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to gain employment as a Legal Secretary. One of the ways the course can be studied is through attending evening classes at Regent’s University in London.

PA of the Year Awards 2018 - Joyce Dadzie

Joyce Dadzie - ILSPA Article.jpgOn 8 November, the 7th annual PA of the Year awards took place at the prestigious Ivy Restaurant in London. Hosted by SecsintheCity – the UK’s only job site dedicated to Personal and Executive Assistants – the ceremony recognises and champions the very best talent and achievements in the industry.

We asked Joyce Dadzie, Legal EA at progressive firm Axiom and winner of the Outstanding Achievement award, to shine a light on her career thus far and give us a rundown of the glamorous awards ceremony.

Q: How did you become an EA?

Train for 12 Months in a New York Law Firm

Mountbatten Program.pngThe Mountbatten Program has opportunities in New York for graduates and young professionals, beginning in March 2019.

Our New York program provides you with an international business toolkit to succeed in an increasingly competitive labour market. It’s a golden opportunity to learn about American business practices and gain exposure to US culture and the US legal environment. You will develop your skills and experience, expand your professional network and have the opportunity to travel. Although we work with a number of law firms, we also have placements in a wide range of industries and departments, so this could be an opportunity to branch out.

The program includes:

Juriosity – The New Legal Networking and Knowledge-Sharing Platform

Juriosity.pngJuriosity is the new home of the law online. As well as being a directory of legal professionals including barristers, solicitors, in-house counsel and legal secretaries, Juriosity’s Knowledge Centre keeps you up to date on legal analysis and news.

Registering your profile on Juriosity is free and enables you to have a valuable digital presence alongside other legal professionals. You can tailor your Knowledge Feed to your specialisms and follow specific individuals or organisations that you are interested in so that you always stay informed on the latest developments.

ILSPA’s New Blog

blog.jpgWe are delighted to announce that we have a new blog on our main website. Every week we will be sharing our news, views and suggestions with you so that you can keep up to date with us on a regular basis.

Through our blog, we can express ourselves in a more informal way than our journal. We will be making recommendations to advance your skills and encouraging professional development, as always! You will be able to see what discounts are currently available to you through ILSPA, whilst learning about other companies which can help you with your career.

Executive PA Awards 2018

Executive PA.pngThis year the Executive PA Awards are being held on Wednesday 14 November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia. And one very lucky UK PA will have the chance to attend courtesy of Executive PA Media!

The Executive PA Awards are a fantastic event which hosts up to 300 EAs from around the world. They are the oldest and most established awards for administration professionals and with nominations accepted from 121 countries they are the only EA & PA awards that are run globally. The awards provide a platform to profile and recognise the essential work of the executive support profession to an international audience. 

Recruiters Can Advertise Legal Secretary Jobs for Free!

Free Posts - Jobs Board.jpgILSPA’s Legal Secretary Jobs Board is a hub for Legal Secretary vacancies. We advertise a wide range of positions in London and throughout the UK, from law firms, legal recruiters and other legal jobs boards.

For a limited period, recruiters can post their vacancies for FREE on our jobs board. We simply want to provide the best opportunities for recruiters and candidates right now. ILSPA’s aim is to bring together legal recruiters and top-quality candidates to help them achieve their goals.