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In case you missed it - June 2020

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

All of us at Center for Advanced Legal Studies hope you are safe and well during these difficult times.

We wanted to provide a reminder of our upcoming paralegal certificate class start dates and application deadlines along with some links to recent articles posted by CALS.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind:Upcoming Class Start Dates Laptop-01

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Topics: career, education and training

Working and studying from home - a paradigm shift

Posted by James Scheffer

May 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

COVID-19-school-lockdowns-and-remote-workingEveryone became acutely aware of a looming epidemic in the second week of March 2020. We watched numbers grow exponentially on an interactive map with ominous red bubbles moving from around the globe to our local areas. Our response was to spray Lysol, scowl at those who sniffled, sneezed or coughed; and wonder what would come next. Oh my!

Thankfully, I have not been infected by the COVID-19 virus, but I have been affected by its presence in our communities.

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Topics: online classes, career, education and training

Stay Home, Get a Degree!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Apr 23, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Degree Graduate with MaskOne consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the loss of jobs. This has not been a welcome change. You may be seeking a way to manage your experience during this crisis. You may find yourself at home with not a lot to do.

Consider continuing your education. CALS has been very fortunate to help graduates enter the legal field in entry level positions with only a paralegal certificate, but that is likely to change. If you want to be competitive and engage in transactional work as a paralegal you will be required, at a minimum, to have an associate degree.

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Topics: paralegal degree, career, paralegal skills, education and training

New Year. New Paralegal Career! Let us help.

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jan 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM

New Year 2020

If 2019 wasn't the year you hoped it would be, it might be a good time to do something to help ensure 2020 is full of excitement and possibilities.

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Topics: career, education and training, featured, law

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

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