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Eric H. Happe

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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

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

Paralegal Program Length: Don’t sell yourself short.

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Apr 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Paralegal_Program_Length_Blog_ImageAs a paralegal, you will work with attorneys who value higher education and have devoted a significant amount of time and expense to pursue a legal career. Your paralegal education will matter to them.

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Topics: paralegal certificate, education and training, featured

Graduation streamed live - Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10AM

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Feb 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce that Graduation ceremonies being held Saturday, February 16th at South Texas College of Law will be streamed live via YouTube and (maybe) Facebook Live. The scheduled start time is 10:00 AM Central.

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Topics: graduates and alumni

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: seminars and CLE, career, paralegal skills

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