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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: paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, graduates and alumni

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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School Closure due to Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Aug 27, 2017 9:10:00 PM

Due to Hurricane Harvey, Center for Advanced Legal Studies has cancelled all classes scheduled for the week of August 28th. Live classes will resume September 5th.

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Graduation Ceremony live on YouTube

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Aug 19, 2017 12:30:03 AM

We are excited to announce that the Graduation Ceremony scheduled for August 19, 2017 will be streamed live on YouTube . The live stream will begin at 10:30AM featuring a presentation recognizing all graduates and including comments by many. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00AM.

Note: Please visit https://youtu.be/Fc-n9vjjBLg for an edited recording of the full graduation ceremony.

Paralegal Graduation YouTube

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Guide: How to become a paralegal

Posted by Center for Advanced Legal Studies [CALS]

Jun 6, 2017 2:15:00 PM


According to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 85% of paralegals have formal paralegal training. For future paralegals, this statistic is critically important. Your likelihood of career success—from receiving an invitation to interview for a position, to earning a competitive salary—increases if you pursue an appropriate paralegal education.How to become a paralegal.png

However, with multiple training options available, and roughly 600 paralegal programs in the United States alone, determining the meaning of “appropriate” can be difficult. To assist you, the below is an introductory guide to how to become a paralegal.

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Topics: credentials, career, education and training

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