New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma (Level 6)

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This qualification will give you a recognised formal qualification and practical and theoretical skills that will help you advance your legal career. You will be able to apply for legal executive positions in law offices, banks, accounting and property firms, insurance companies, share-broking firms, local authorities, government departments and state-owned enterprises.

If you already do some legal work or work in a law office as a librarian, personal assistant, secretary or office manager, then this qualification will assist you in your role.

     Advance your legal career and enrol in a legal executive
     course today

You can fast track your way to an exciting legal career by enrolling by Friday 27 June.

All you need to do is choose a course and set aside 12.5 hours of study per week over
16 weeks. Your course will start in July and finish in October so that you can sit the
New Zealand Law Society exams.

If you're applying to enrol in the diploma for the first time, we recommend you apply to enrol in one course only: ILS Introduction to the Legal System.

There is more information about the diploma below, or you can view the brochure at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, please contact the programme leader, Cedric Hunt, on freephone 0508 650 200 extension 5528. Or you can email him.

Please note: Your enrolment is not eligible for a student loan and we are unable to take late enrolments. Enrolment is not available to students already enrolled in the programme for 2014.

     Bachelor of Business upgrade for legal executive graduates

If you’ve graduated with a New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive qualification, we’re pleased to offer you 120 credits (6 courses) towards our Bachelor of Business. Find out more here.


28 June

Course begins

1 July

Law Society registrations due

31 July

Last day to apply to sit exams

31 July

Last day to apply for late exam applications (fee applies)

31 August

All course work must be with Open Polytechnic

1 October


21-24 October

Enrolment period ends

31 October

Note: If you enrolled for the 2013 year before 28 February 2013, please see the key dates in the programme brochure at the bottom of this page.