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Keeping Professional Development Continuous During Coronavirus

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

CALS remains committed to offering tips, advice, and learning recommendations so that our graduates and job seekers are better prepared to fulfill professional, academic, and personal goals and achieve career success. As a range of containment measures are implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, consider how you can make the best use of your time. The following activities can help you gain valuable work skills to stand out in today's competitive job market.

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

CALS Communicable Illness Policy

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Mar 6, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Medical-SymbolHelp Prevent the Spread of Illness


CALS is dedicated to the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students.
Below are some recommended ways to limit your exposure and the spread of disease:

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Alumni Mixer 4.0 - Spring 2020

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Feb 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations regarding social gatherings, CALS is suspending all unnecessary meetings and interactions, this includes the Alumni Mixer on April 9th.

CALS will continue to monitor all updates related to COVID-19 and will advise on future developments. Rescheduling of the mixer will be announced as soon as possible.

Alumni-Mixer-4-Banner-800x420 Postponed

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Topics: graduates and alumni, career, featured

In case you missed it! Graduation February 2020

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Feb 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies held its 65th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at South Texas College of Law. It was one of the best ever!

A total of 105 paralegal credentials were conferred. Paralegal Certificates were awarded to 90 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees were awarded to 15 graduates. Many graduates were able to attend in person, while those unable to attend were able to view the ceremony via the live stream. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishment.

David DeCasper

The commencement address was presented by David DeCasper, a Senior Paralegal at the firm Adame Garza, LLP in Houston, Texas where he manages the firm's Pre-Litigation Personal Injury Department. David is also a graduate of CALS. His address was insightful, inspiring, and witty. Thank you again David.

Additional comments and congratulations were provided by Academic Dean Thomas B. Swanson, J.D. The event was moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs.

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Graduation Ceremony - February 22, 2020

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Feb 21, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies is honored to celebrate its graduates during the commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Joe Green Auditorium at South Texas College of Law.

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Topics: graduates and alumni

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