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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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Topics: graduates and alumni, featured

New Year. New Paralegal Career! Let us help.

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jan 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM

New Year 2020

If 2019 wasn't the year you hoped it would be, it might be a good time to do something to help ensure 2020 is full of excitement and possibilities.

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Topics: career, education and training, featured, law

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

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