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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

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

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

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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