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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

Electronic Legal Research Resources: 2019 Update

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jul 17, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Conducting legal research on laptopEach year Center for Advanced Legal Studies evaluates and renews its contracts regarding Westlaw, Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate, LIRN, and products from other providers of library and learning resources to ensure our students have access to industry leading platforms and services.

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Topics: technology, education and training, law

New Paralegals Can Overcome “No Experience” Obstacles

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jun 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Hiring-ParalegalThe emphasis on experience in the paralegal profession is a significant factor in job placement and career advancement. The good news: it is possible to demonstrate your ability to perform well in a legal role even if you are just out of paralegal school and have no direct law firm experience. Many factors will impact success in getting hired, but paralegals new to the field can make themselves attractive to attorneys and hiring managers in a number of ways:

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

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