Center for Advanced Legal Studies History

Our History

Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) has specialized exclusively in the education of paralegals since 1987.  Due to the ability of our graduates and the reputation and dedication of our faculty and staff, the local, national, and international legal communities recognize CALS as experts in paralegal education.  

Now, as throughout out our history, we can assure our students, graduates, and their employers that the premier paralegal training provided at Center For Advanced Legal Studies meets and exceeds the requirements of the profession. It is like no other in quality, content and career opportunity.

Milestones

1981 Founded in San Antonio, Texas
1987 Houston branch licensed to operate by
Texas Education Agency
Accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions Division of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1989 Approved as an independent school
1992 Authorized by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1995 Approved to train Veterans
Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
1998 Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
2006
Approved to offer hybrid curriculum
2009 Approved to offer classes through Online Interactive Instruction™
2012
Requested voluntary withdrawal from the ABA
2013
100% Online paralegal programs commence

Additional Resources

Center for Advanced Legal Studies staff

Students attending Center for Advanced Legal Studies have access to Student Advisors, Financial Assistance, and Career Services.

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Outstanding Faculty

paralegal faculty and professors

Premiere paralegal programs require two things:
Great students and outstanding professors.

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