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Paralegal Career Opportunities - What's changed in 10 years?

Posted by Tami Riggs

Feb 7, 2019 2:42:33 PM

legal team with paralegalsI returned to Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) in July 2018 after a 10-year absence. In that decade, technological advances have re-shaped our program and content delivery giving students more choices for how they obtain their credentials. Learning still takes place in the classroom, but these days it can be completely virtual. Distance education and online platforms that were just emerging in 2009 have become mainstream.

What hasn’t changed? The paralegal profession is still strong!

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Topics: featured, education and training, career

Five Reasons to Become a Paralegal

Posted by Katie Fridsma

Feb 5, 2019 7:25:00 AM

When people think about a law career, their first thought is often of lawyers and judges.  We often see these professionals dramatically depicted in popular films and TV shows as they question witnesses, uncover evidence, and cast verdicts.  But you'd be mistaken if you thought the legal profession was limited to judges and attorneys.  Paralegals make up a significant sector of careers in the law field, assisting attorneys every step of the way.

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Topics: career, education and training

The Road to Becoming a Freelance / Virtual Paralegal

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Sep 7, 2018 12:16:05 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies would like to thank Amanda DeVincenzo of DeVincenzo Consulting for her wonderful presentation on September 4, 2018 regarding the many opportunities to work as virtual and freelance paralegals. CALS would also like to thank Crystal Cornett and Paralegal's Connect for helping organize and present this seminar. Thank you Crystal and all the members of Paralegal's Connect who attended. 

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Topics: paralegal skills, career, seminars and CLE

Paralegal Graduation - August 18, 2018

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Aug 21, 2018 12:49:15 PM

Center for Advanced Legal Studies held its 62nd graduation ceremony Saturday, August 18, 2018 at South Texas College of Law. CALS was honored to award its graduates a total of 61 Paralegal Certificates and 21 Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Congratulations graduates and well done. We wish you much success during your paralegal careers. (Commencement Ceremony Program - PDF)

Center for Advanced Legal Studies would like to extend our special thanks and appreciation to Mr. Ernesto A. González (class of 1990) for his inspiring and entertaining commencement address. Thank you Ernie!

Graduation was streamed live to both YouTube and Facebook. A condensed version was uploaded to YouTube and is available for viewing below. 

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Topics: graduates and alumni, paralegal certificate, paralegal degree

Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Sep 6, 2017 8:33:04 PM

Classes have resumed, but some students are finding it difficult to return to normal class activities due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. To address this issue and provide some relief for these students, CALS has modified its policy on late work as follows:

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