The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs

ILFM & ILSPA in Partnership - Raising Standards in the Legal Industry

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new partnership with Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs.  As two organisations committed to the education, progression, and recognition of those working as support staff in the legal sector, we are proud to have a partnership that enables us to raise awareness of the invaluable work these individual specialists do in the profession.   ILPSA and ILFM form a partnership to raise legal industry standards

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs offers recognised qualifications, professional status, career advice, professional development and guidance to secure employment through its courses and Membership benefits. As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, ILSPA enables people to have rewarding careers in law.

Emma Stacey, ILSPA’s Chief Executive commented:

“The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs recognises the fantastic work ILFM does for its Members and the legal industry as a whole. Each legal professional has valuable skills which contribute to the efficiency and smooth running of legal departments. Firms that help develop the full potential of their support staff optimise their overall performance and ensure that clients are provided with an excellent service. Organisations which strive to provide training, resources and support for legal professionals have a very responsible role in upholding and maintaining the required standards. ILSPA is delighted to form a partnership with ILFM as industry peers”.

Both ILPSA and ILFM are seeing a growing demand from law firm HR managers and partners looking to offer employee training and development opportunities to raise their respective firm’s standards. Progressive law firms realise that support staff are integral to the smooth running of the firm, its cashflow, compliance and reputation, and therefore a culture that attracts like-minded individuals that feel valued. 

ILPSA offer qualifications via online learning, online live classes or in person at Regent's University in London.

Tim Kidd, Chief Executive of ILFM said:

The ILFM works hard offering career opportunities into the legal industry in accounts, compliance and law firm management. Partnering with the ILSPA will give our existing members more chances to engage with their peers in other support roles whilst continuing to learn and develop. We understand the pressures on law firm employees to adhere to regulations, shoulder compliance responsibilities, support the lawyers and help the clients. Both the ILFM and ILSPA’s aim is for all law firm partners and owners to acknowledge their support staff, their talent and qualifications, leading to better retention in a positive and rewarding workplace culture.”

You can find further information on ILSPA, along with their qualifications and membership services here.