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Alumni Mixer 2.0 - Save the date!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Alumni Mixer being held at Chuy's on Westheimer.

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Topics: graduates and alumni

Paralegals Must Have the Write Stuff!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Feb 25, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Paralegals must have the write stuff image AdobeStock_220689102The paralegal profession relies heavily on communication. Writing competency for those who enter the profession is essential. Paralegals gather information and prepare a wide range of documents required to support, verify and complete a variety of legal transactions. Everything they draft - every correspondence they send - must be specifically tailored in a comprehensive and informative way that leaves no room for misrepresentation.

Law firms place a high value on writing skills when hiring paralegals, so it is common practice for a writing test to be requested during the interview phase. A writing test will typically measure a candidate’s ability to:

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, 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

There ought to be a law!

Posted by Thomas B. Swanson, J.D.

Feb 11, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Academic Dean Thomas B. Swanson, J.D. on the nature and origin of laws. 

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Topics: featured, law

Paralegal Career Opportunities - What's changed in 10 years?

Posted by Tami Riggs

Feb 7, 2019 2:42:33 PM

legal team with paralegalsI returned to Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) in July 2018 after a 10-year absence. In that decade, technological advances have re-shaped our program and content delivery giving students more choices for how they obtain their credentials. Learning still takes place in the classroom, but these days it can be completely virtual. Distance education and online platforms that were just emerging in 2009 have become mainstream.

What hasn’t changed? The paralegal profession is still strong!

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Topics: career, education and training, featured

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