Legal Secretarial Training in 2020

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The Institute provides courses for support staff with varying levels of experience, from junior Legal Secretaries needing to gain legal skills, to experienced Legal Secretaries wanting to acquire a formal qualification.

In order for law firms to succeed, it is essential for Legal Secretaries to have up-to-date knowledge of law and legal procedures. Firms that help develop the full potential of the legal secretarial role optimise their overall performance. 

ILSPA will be running evening classes for the Legal Secretaries Diploma course throughout 2020, the first of which will start at the beginning of February.  The classes are held at Regent’s University in the heart of London. ILSPA’s Diploma is also available online through distance learning. This allows Students to study from home at their own pace, whilst having access to help and support.

Leah Taylor is a Legal Secretary at Clifford Chance and gave us the following feedback after her studies with us:

“My role at Clifford Chance is based in the Capital Markets department, working within the Legal Service Centre. We are a small team and mainly assist trainee Lawyers and Associates, but occasionally Partners and their Legal Secretaries too. It’s a really well-rounded role which has exposed me to many different aspects of being a Legal Secretary. The course definitely made me feel more confident. I felt much more familiar with legal terminology and what was expected of me. It also helped test my attention to detail, which I feel is very important as a Legal Secretary.”

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is equivalent to a Level 3 qualification. Students learn about the day-to-day tasks of a Legal Secretary, various areas of law, the legal profession and how the court system operates. The course also covers legal terminology, legal document production, how to complete legal forms and how to type professional correspondence.

As well as our Legal Secretaries Diploma courses, we also offer Single Subject Legal courses, available at Foundation and Advanced levels. These courses are designed for Legal Secretaries that work in a specific department and want to specialise in one area of law. 

We encourage our Students and Members to undertake continual professional development. Training is a fantastic way to enable Legal Secretaries to advance their skills, improve in their role and work to the best of their ability. If you would like to discuss legal secretarial training with us, please get in contact.  


By The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs

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