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Tami Riggs

Tami Riggs has an extensive and varied professional background that spans criminal justice, paralegal education, and international school marketing and communication. Her career has been guided by a focus on developing strategic partnerships that facilitate school growth and student opportunity. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University.
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Recent Posts

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

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

Career Services - It’s not just about the resume!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM

paralegal job interviewIf you are not capitalizing on your college career services department, you should.

Bridging the gap between education and employment involves more than just firing off a killer cover letter and resume to every firm advertising a prospective job opening. Career counseling helps graduates develop career goals and job search strategies, summarize training and qualifications, perfect communication skills and prepare for interviews.

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Topics: graduates and alumni, career, featured

Become a Paralegal:  It’s a High Demand, Strong Growth, Market Stable Profession!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

become a paralegalAre you evaluating your current professional status?  In a period of transition? Facing a job setback? Seeking new opportunities?

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Topics: career, education and training, featured

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