Graduation ceremonies have been held at New Zealand Law Society branches around the country for 122 students who graduated with the Legal Executive Diploma.
Examinations were conducted by the New Zealand Law Society for the Diploma in late October 2017 at 20 venues in New Zealand and seven overseas.
A total of 582 candidates sat 897 examinations covering the six subjects that make up the Diploma.
The top graduating student this year was Joanne Lesley Columbus from Rolleston.
Each year the Law Society awards a $150 prize to the students who gain the highest mark nationally in each of the six subjects. The winners this year were:
|Introduction to the Legal System||Kimberley Jane Brown||Oamaru|
|Introduction to the Legal System||Jaimee Riley||St Andrews, Canterbury|
|Introduction to Law Office Practice||Breggie Sophia Bosua||Whangarei|
|Property Law and Practice||Kate Michelle Russell||Hamilton|
|Business Law and Practice||Ang Li||Wellington|
|Estates Law and Practice||Renee Michelle Julius||Oamaru|
|Litigation Law and Practice||Erin Elizabeth Fairbairn||Snells Beach|
|Litigation Law and Practice||Ruth Hacking||Ashhurst|