If you’re looking to begin a paralegal career, it can be a daunting task to try to choose where to get your paralegal education. There are a lot of paralegal programs out there; how do you pick one? Potential paralegal students are able to do a lot of online research and find out many details about different paralegal programs. But how do you know what the school is really like and what your experience would be like there? What makes one paralegal program different from another?
Folks, I have worked at Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) for 8 months now, and I can assure you, CALS is a unique school. I was initially hired at CALS as a temp, so even when I first began—unbiased and assumedly temporary—I was majorly impressed with this school, the paralegal programs offered, and the administration/staff. When offered a permanent position here, I was beyond eager to continue working for CALS, because I saw how truly dedicated everyone was to the success of the CALS’ students and graduates. I’ve worked as a legal administrator in the past and have learned a lot about other paralegal programs since working here, and let me tell you: CALS is a cut above. From an insider’s perspective, let me share with you a few things that make CALS different from other paralegal programs.