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Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association on Campus 12/7

Posted by Tami Riggs

Nov 13, 2019 12:33:58 PM

Membership in a paralegal association is a great way to make professional connections and support your paralegal career!

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Topics: credentials, career

CALS Alum Crystal Cornett and Paralegals Connect

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Crystal-Cornett-0035-720x576As of this writing, Paralegals Connect on Facebook has 10,375 members and is growing. Under the guidance of paralegal and group founder, Crystal Cornett, and a small group of dedicated site administrators, Paralegals Connect has grown rapidly since its founding in 2013.

Center for Advanced Legal Studies has a special fondness for Crystal and has enjoyed watching her group’s development over the years. Recently, Crystal has added several companion groups that are also doing very well. Virtual / Freelance Paralegals Connect now has over two thousand members, as does the associated Paralegals Connect Employment Board. There are also groups dedicated to LSAT prep and student study groups.

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Topics: graduates and alumni, career, featured

Notary Public Seminar - October 25th

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Oct 14, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Location: 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77042
Cost: Varies from $84-$165 depending on package
Registration: Eventbrite Registration Page


Want to enhance your resume?  Many employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing!  Do you know the various roles and responsibilities of a Notary Public?

This seminar, which is open to students, alumni, and the general public, covers everything you need to become and serve with confidence as a Notary Public for the state of Texas. 

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Topics: seminars and CLE, paralegal skills

Fall 2019 Alumni Mixer - Save the date!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Sep 25, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Announcement 10-29-2019Center for Advanced Legal Studies is excited to announce its Annual Fall Alumni Mixer being held at Chuy's on Westheimer Tuesday, October 29th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. #tacotuesday

The Spring 2019 event was quite a success (check out the photos below) and it was great to reconnect with so many of our graduates and faculty.

Please share or like this post to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVPs are appreciated and feel free to bring a friend.

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Topics: graduates and alumni

2020 Vision for Paralegals: Forecast, Formal Training & Finding Work

Posted by Tami Riggs

Aug 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

2020 Forecast AdobeStock_282754492Texas has the fourth highest employment rate for paralegals and legal assistants in the United States.1

Dallas-Ft Worth and Houston Metropolitan areas, representing six major US cities, account for the highest level of jobs in the profession in Texas.

The outlook for paralegals and legal assistants is not just good, it’s great! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Projections Central, employment in the field is expected to grow much faster than average, compared to other occupations, with a 15% increase projected nationwide through 2026.2 Prospects for legal roles in Texas are even higher, with a projected annual increase of 22%. This means more jobs, more positive employment opportunities and an optimistic outlook for the profession. 

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Topics: career, education and training, featured

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