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Graduation Live Stream - September 12, 2020

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Sep 12, 2020 6:00:00 AM

On September 12, 2020, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 66th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs, and wow how different it will be. Just over 6 months ago graduation was held in person at South Texas College of Law and 105 paralegal credentials were conferred. For the 66th Commencement Ceremony attendees will be at home watching with their family and friends on the live stream, and presenters will have submitted contributions to the event several days previously.

A total of 103 paralegal credentials will be conferred. Paralegal Certificates will be awarded to 81 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees will be awarded to 22 graduates. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishment. Your perseverance under the added difficulties imposed by a global pandemic has earned you the everlasting respect and admiration of us all.

Larry King

The commencement address will be presented by
Larry D. King, J.D. In over 40 years as an attorney, his practice areas included civil litigation, employment, insurance defense, contracts, and business law. In addition to the private practice of law, he has worked for both an insurance defense litigation firm and corporate law departments. His corporate experience includes over fourteen years in the American General Corporation Law Department where he served as Associate General Counsel and was responsible for major corporate litigation, and he supervised other attorneys and paralegals. Mr. King has been an instructor at Center for Advanced Legal Studies since 2002. During his 18 year tenure Mr. King has helped educate and inspire thousands of paralegals. Mr. King was the first instructor at CALS to teach a 100% online class session and is currently teaching his 100th Corporate and Business Law course. His commencement address is sure to be insightful, inspiring, and witty.

Additional comments and congratulations will be provided by Academic Dean Thomas B. Swanson, J.D. The event will be moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs, with contributions from Eric H. Happe, Director of Distance Education.

Virtual Graduation and Achievement Recognition Program (PDF)

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Job Hunting During Coronavirus – 5 Ways to Get Hired

Posted by Tami Riggs

May 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Remote-Paralegal-Job-InterviewThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every business across the U.S. and globally, dramatically changing the recruiting and hiring landscape. The long-term impacts on the workforce are unknown, but it is still possible to conduct a successful job search. Here are five ways you can thrive during this crisis and get hired.

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Alumni Mixer 4.0 - Spring 2020

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Feb 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations regarding social gatherings, CALS is suspending all unnecessary meetings and interactions, this includes the Alumni Mixer on April 9th.

CALS will continue to monitor all updates related to COVID-19 and will advise on future developments. Rescheduling of the mixer will be announced as soon as possible.

Alumni-Mixer-4-Banner-800x420 Postponed

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In case you missed it! Graduation February 2020

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Feb 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies held its 65th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at South Texas College of Law. It was one of the best ever!

A total of 105 paralegal credentials were conferred. Paralegal Certificates were awarded to 90 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees were awarded to 15 graduates. Many graduates were able to attend in person, while those unable to attend were able to view the ceremony via the live stream. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishment.

David DeCasper

The commencement address was presented by David DeCasper, a Senior Paralegal at the firm Adame Garza, LLP in Houston, Texas where he manages the firm's Pre-Litigation Personal Injury Department. David is also a graduate of CALS. His address was insightful, inspiring, and witty. Thank you again David.

Additional comments and congratulations were provided by Academic Dean Thomas B. Swanson, J.D. The event was moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs.

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Graduation Ceremony - February 22, 2020

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Feb 21, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies is honored to celebrate its graduates during the commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Joe Green Auditorium at South Texas College of Law.

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