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Legal Executives Conference 2017

Legal Executives Conference 2017
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From the President NZILE

I am pleased to invite you to the 2017 Legal Executives Conference, my first as NZILE President and the third to be held in Wellington.

Following the overwhelming interest in the last conference, in 2015, this year’s conference will be held at Te Papa, a spacious and uniquely New Zealand venue. As always, the conference will provide wonderful opportunities to learn and to network with other legal executives from across New Zealand.

The topics for this year’s conference cover most areas of a legal executive’s work and are aimed to interest everyone. I encourage you to attend and enjoy!

Rebecca Smith

From the Executive Director NZLS

You are all experts in your field. Today’s legal professional needs to ensure they keep their expertise well honed. And while it has become fashionable in some quarters to deride the role and value of experts, the need for expertise and up-to-date savvy in today’s complicated legal world is more compelling than ever.

Keeping up with technical skills and the changes in substantive law is crucial. This is amply illustrated by a quick look at the programme for the next few days. Who would have thought that we would need to worry about whether a house that we were acting on the sale of or for a lessor, was contaminated by the manufacture of drugs? Nor would we have  ontemplated an obligation to warn settlors of possible claims on trust property by a subsequent partner – a partner who may not have even been on the horizon at the time the trust was set up.

It is no answer to a claim in negligence to say “I didn’t know”. Today’s traps for the unwary and the out-of-date are everywhere.

The underlying message coming out of the conference programme is to “keep vigilant”. You don’t know what you don’t know. One of the advantages of attending this conference is you are able to get a wide view of what is on the horizon. The sessions are focused, relevant and useful.

The Conference should be a mandatory fixture in every legal executive’s calendar. It is a conference by legal executives and legal experts for their own. It also offers the opportunity to network, seek information from colleagues and spend time honing our own skills.

Congratulations to the NZILE for once again offering a challenging programme. The Institute continues to prove its value and leadership in this fast moving world.

I am sure you will find something to interest you, certainly something to enrich you and to add to your knowledge. This Conference represents an opportunity for a worthwhile investment in your career.

Christine Grice

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the issues that Registered Legal Executives often face.
  • Develop the necessary skills to address issues and consider practical strategies for dealing with them.

Programme outline

Download the conference brochure for a full outline of each session.
Note: Live Web Stream registrants will watch the most popular breakout option for each session.
Day 1
  • Methamphetamine & Property
  • Tax Statements and RLWT - what's needed?
  • Breakout Session 1: 
    A - Commercial Leases - renewals & rent reviews
    B - A Pot-Pourri of Māori Land Issues
  • Unit Titles - what are you actually buying?
  • Breakout Session 2: 
    A - Practical Aspects of Subdivisions
    B - Sale & Purchase of a Business and Employment Law
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Capacity & Your Client
  • The PRA post Clayton - where to now?
Day 2
  • Retirement Villages
  • Is it a Will or Not?
  • Post-Probate - issues to be alert to
  • Cross Lease, Defective Title & Emerging Issues
  • Leadership & Confidence
  • NZILE Forum


Day 1
  • 8.15am - 8.45am Registration 
  • 8.45am Conference opening
  • 5.35pm End of day 1
  • 5.35pm - 6.45pm Networking - drinks and nibbles


Day 2
  • 8.30am Conference resumes
  • 3.30pm Conference ends


A booklet of papers will be given to participants when they register on the morning of the Conference.  Live Web Stream attendees will be sent their booklets in advance. 

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird by 18 July
  • $760 - NZILE Members
  • $810 - Non-members
After 18 July
  • $810 - NZILE Members
  • $860 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird by 18 July
  • $740
After 18 July
  • $790
Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here

View full brochure and registration details here.
Wellington 14 - 15 August
Live Web Stream 14 - 15 August
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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