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Video Interviewing – Fail It or Nail It

Posted by Tami Riggs

Feb 22, 2024 12:15:00 PM

Video-job-interview_smMany employers have candidates present their qualifications in a video call before inviting them for an onsite interview. This was precipitated in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, remote interviews during early rounds have become standard practice in the recruiting and hiring process. They are a strategic tool used by employers to screen a wider pool of candidates with more scheduling flexibility and fewer delays and cancellations. Not only do they save hiring managers time and overhead, but they also assess an applicant’s IT savviness and credible technical skills with platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Teams. This can be particularly important for hybrid and remote positions. Video calls are equally beneficial to those who interview because they eliminate commute concerns, parking difficulties, and waiting in queues. Virtual meetings hold as much value as in-person meetings before final interviews, yet there can be downsides.

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Graduation Virtual Live Stream - February 17, 2024

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Feb 7, 2024 9:00:00 AM

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 10:00 AM Central, Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) will hold its 73rd Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs. Due to the large number of graduates who reside outside of the Houston area, this event will be presented via a virtual live stream to better acknowledge the accomplishments of all graduates. As always, CALS is committed to making this a special event for graduates and their friends and families.

A total of 109 paralegal credentials will be conferred. Paralegal Certificates will be awarded to 100 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees will be awarded to 9 graduates. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

The commencement address will be presented by Claudia Helweg. Claudia graduated from CALS with her Paralegal Certificate in 2013 and entered the legal field as an intellectual property paralegal. In her most recent role with Kroll, LLC, Claudia supported an IP management system implementation project for a billion-dollar Fortune 500 tech giant. She is extremely passionate about spreading awareness of the IP profession and mentoring students who may be interested in this area of law.

The event will be moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs, with contributions from members of CALS faculty and staff.

Claudia Helweg

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Bachelor of Arts: Law and Business Degree Program

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Dec 13, 2023 11:30:06 AM

Law and Business Banner wo textCenter for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) is excited to announce the availability of a new bachelor’s degree program designed specifically for paralegals and other legal support professionals. Classes in the Bachelor of Law and Business degree program begin January 29, 2024.

CALS has specialized exclusively in paralegal education and training since 1987 and has helped thousands of graduates enter this exciting and rewarding profession through the completion of accredited certificates and associate of applied science degrees. This new bachelor’s degree, intended primarily for graduates of paralegal programs at CALS and other accredited institutions, is designed to help paralegals enhance and advance their legal careers and to better qualify for opportunities in the commercial and business sectors.

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Alumni Mixer and Graduate Reception 5.0 - Fall 2023

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Sep 13, 2023 8:00:00 PM

 

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Graduation | Virtual Live Stream - August 26, 2023

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Aug 15, 2023 3:00:00 PM

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM Central, Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) will hold its 72nd Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs. Due to the large number of graduates who reside outside of the Houston area, this event will be presented via a virtual live stream to better acknowledge the accomplishments of all graduates. As always, CALS is committed to making this a special event for graduates and their friends and families.

A total of 101 paralegal credentials will be conferred. Paralegal Certificates will be awarded to 77 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees will be awarded to 24 graduates. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

The commencement address will be presented by Mischa Montgomery, Esq. Ms. Montgomery graduated from CALS with her AAS Degree in 2006, worked as a paralegal in areas such as family law, business, and commercial litigation, and continued her education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Mischa became an attorney in 2019. We are delighted Ms. Montgomery has agreed to provide the commencement address to our most recent graduating class.

The event will be moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs, with contributions from members of CALS faculty and staff.

Social Media Slide - Mischa Montgomery

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Topics: graduates and alumni, featured

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