Legal Executive Āpiha Mahi Ture

Legal executives help lawyers prepare and file legal documents, research and prepare cases, give legal advice and help with house sales.

Legal executives may do some or all of the following:

  • help lawyers with research and legal documents
  • act for clients buying, selling and developing property
  • administer estates and trusts and prepare wills
  • help with the legal aspects of running a business
  • help clients with debt collection
  • prepare, analyse and interpret legal documents
  • prepare and file court documents
  • help prepare court cases.

Conveyancer

To become a conveyancer you must complete the Diploma in Conveyancing (Level 6) online from Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for legal executives includes:

  • work as a legal secretary, law clerk or other work in a law office
  • working for the courts
  • customer service experience
  • research work.

Personal Qualities

Legal executives need to be:

  • accurate
  • reliable and able to keep information confidential
  • well organised
  • able to work well under pressure
  • friendly, patient and helpful.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for legal executives includes:

  • work as a legal secretary, law clerk or other work in a law office
  • working for the courts
  • customer service experience
  • research work.

Subject Recommendations

NCEA Level 3 is required to enter tertiary training. Useful subjects include history and classical studies, information management and Te Reo Māori.

Legal Executives can earn around $42K-$55K per year per year.

Conveyancer
Conveyancers specialise in property transactions and settlements.

 

Legal Executive