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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

Keeping Professional Development Continuous During Coronavirus

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

CALS remains committed to offering tips, advice, and learning recommendations so that our graduates and job seekers are better prepared to fulfill professional, academic, and personal goals and achieve career success. As a range of containment measures are implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, consider how you can make the best use of your time. The following activities can help you gain valuable work skills to stand out in today's competitive job market.

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

Notary Public Seminar - October 25th

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Oct 14, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Location: 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77042
Cost: Varies from $84-$165 depending on package
Registration: Eventbrite Registration Page


Want to enhance your resume?  Many employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing!  Do you know the various roles and responsibilities of a Notary Public?

This seminar, which is open to students, alumni, and the general public, covers everything you need to become and serve with confidence as a Notary Public for the state of Texas. 

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Topics: seminars and CLE, paralegal skills

New Paralegals Can Overcome “No Experience” Obstacles

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jun 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Hiring-ParalegalThe emphasis on experience in the paralegal profession is a significant factor in job placement and career advancement. The good news: it is possible to demonstrate your ability to perform well in a legal role even if you are just out of paralegal school and have no direct law firm experience. Many factors will impact success in getting hired, but paralegals new to the field can make themselves attractive to attorneys and hiring managers in a number of ways:

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

Notary Public Seminar - April 26th

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Apr 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 PM
Location: 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77042
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Notary4-26-19 


Want to enhance your resume?  Most employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing!  Do you know the various roles and responsibilities of a Notary Public?

This seminar, which is open to students, alumni, and the general public, covers everything you need to become and serve as a Notary Public for the state of Texas. 

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Topics: seminars and CLE, paralegal skills

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