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.