My studies have given me greater understanding of what is expected of a legal secretary

Dina Gifkins explains how working towards her CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries has given her a greater understanding in her role as Executive Assistant in a university’s in-house legal department.

Why did you decide to progress your career by studying with CILEx Law School? 

I currently work in the legal department at a university as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Legal.  My role has recently become more wide-ranging, where I help organise the legal department, process contracts, update databases and assist the team where possible. 

I researched a number of providers, however I found CILEx Law School offered me the best course to enable me to progress in my current role and gave me the flexibility of studying online. 

How have your studies helped you in your job? 

My studies have given me greater understanding of how a legal office should work and what is expected of a legal secretary. I have incorporated some of the things I have learned into the legal office.  

We are a busy team and I have taken on more responsibilities to enable my colleagues to do their work without much disruption.  I find this rewarding as they appreciate the help I provide, and I get great feedback from them. 

Would you recommend distance-learning/studying with CILEx Law School to others? 

I would definitely recommend studying with CILEx Law School to my friends and colleagues. 

I like having the freedom of studying at my own pace and having it fit in with my commitments at home and at work.  The practice exams and online tests were very helpful in allowing you to assess how well you are doing.