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Competencies as Currency – How to Get Employers to Show You the Money

Posted by Tami Riggs

Oct 26, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Enhance Skill LevelCertificates and degrees will go far to establish your credibility. Having qualifications demonstrates that you can contribute and add value to an organization through training and education. However, employers are not just seeking candidates with credentials. Verifiable skills are a major currency for hiring and advancement.

Here are 6 ways you can show a potential employer that you are “skilled up” and able to integrate and add value to a professional environment.

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

Seminar: Mastering Employment | November 13th

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Oct 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Achieving success in your chosen career depends not only on possessing the requisite knowledge and skills to be proficient on the job, but also on being adept at navigating the often tumultuous terrain of employment, relationship building, and career advancement.

During this 4-hour interactive seminar and presentation, you will learn valuable strategies to help find and promote success in the career you have today, or in the next opportunity that presents itself tomorrow.

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Topics: career, education and training

Notary Public Seminar - September 18th

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Aug 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Want to enhance your resume?  Many employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing!  Do you know the various roles and responsibilities of a Notary Public?

This seminar, which is open to students, alumni, and the general public, covers everything you need to become and serve with confidence as a Notary Public for the state of Texas. 

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Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Location: Online (Link will be provided)
Cost: Varies from $94-$175 depending on package
Registration:

Eventbrite Registration Page
Registration Deadline Sept. 15th

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Topics: seminars and CLE, career, paralegal skills, education and training

In case you missed it - August 2020

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Aug 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM

 
Center for Advanced Legal Studies is currently enrolling students for online paralegal classes scheduled to begin September 21, 2020. Due to increased demand, it is recommended those interested in attending submit their applications early to begin the enrollment process.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

September 2020 paralegal class start deadlines

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Topics: career, education and training

Work Mistake? Fess Up to Your Mess Up and Fix It.

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jul 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Fess up your mess up smallAt some point in their career, every working professional has made a mistake that shined the performance spotlight on them front and center. Typical mistakes made by new - and experienced - paralegals include misfiling documents, missing deadlines due to poor calendaring practices, failing to proofread for typos, inaccurately recording billable time, and coming to client meetings unprepared. And let’s face it…we’ve all sent that cringeworthy email to an unintended recipient. We’ve all ended an important call by accidentally hanging up. 

Colossal gaffes that result in termination are rare, but errors made by paralegals and legal assistants can have significant consequences and rippling impacts on a law firm, up to and including a claim for malpractice. While this may be an extreme outcome, it is important to understand that each practice is responsible for inaccuracies or omissions made by its’ legal staff. Mistakes can seriously harm a case, lead to an unfavorable court ruling, and cause major setbacks. 

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

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