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Eric H. Happe

Director of Distance Education

Recent Posts

The Road to Becoming a Freelance / Virtual Paralegal

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Sep 7, 2018 12:16:05 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies would like to thank Amanda DeVincenzo of DeVincenzo Consulting for her wonderful presentation on September 4, 2018 regarding the many opportunities to work as virtual and freelance paralegals. CALS would also like to thank Crystal Cornett and Paralegal's Connect for helping organize and present this seminar. Thank you Crystal and all the members of Paralegal's Connect who attended. 

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Topics: paralegal skills, career, seminars and CLE

Paralegal Graduation - August 18, 2018

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Aug 21, 2018 12:49:15 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies held its 62nd graduation ceremony Saturday, August 18, 2018 at South Texas College of Law. CALS was honored to award its graduates a total of 61 Paralegal Certificates and 21 Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Congratulations graduates and well done. We wish you much success during your paralegal careers. (Commencement Ceremony Program - PDF)

Center for Advanced Legal Studies would like to extend our special thanks and appreciation to Mr. Ernesto A. González (class of 1990) for his inspiring and entertaining commencement address. Thank you Ernie!

Graduation was streamed live to both YouTube and Facebook. A condensed version was uploaded to YouTube and is available for viewing below. 

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Topics: graduates and alumni, paralegal certificate, paralegal degree

Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Sep 6, 2017 8:33:04 PM

Classes have resumed, but some students are finding it difficult to return to normal class activities due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. To address this issue and provide some relief for these students, CALS has modified its policy on late work as follows:

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Topics: featured

Graduation Ceremony live on YouTube

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Aug 19, 2017 12:30:03 AM

We are excited to announce that the Graduation Ceremony scheduled for August 19, 2017 will be streamed live on YouTube . The live stream will begin at 10:30AM featuring a presentation recognizing all graduates and including comments by many. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00AM.

Note: Please visit https://youtu.be/Fc-n9vjjBLg for an edited recording of the full graduation ceremony.

Paralegal Graduation YouTube

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Topics: graduates and alumni, featured

Traditional or Online: Great options for both are available

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Mar 16, 2017 3:34:43 PM

A little history about how we deliver Paralegal classes

In less than a decade we have witnessed a dramatic change in the preference incoming students have for attending paralegal classes. Up until 2006, students could only choose between morning and evening classes. Morning students attended Monday-Thursday from 8:00AM-12:00PM, and evening students attended Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-10:00PM.Library.png

In 2006 we introduced a hybrid evening program, where students attended their first 4 courses as usual, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on campus, and then attended just one night per week in person while completing the balance of their studies online. This provided evening students relief from the three night per week schedule, while still incorporating a live classroom experience into their schedules. This program was very popular.

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Topics: education and training, online classes

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