Center for Advanced Legal Studies


The Advantage

Center for Advanced Legal Studies has specialized exclusively in the education and training of paralegals since 1987. Due to the ability of our graduates, and the reputation of our faculty and staff, the legal community recognizes the Center as a leader in paralegal education. Listed below are more advantages you can expect when choosing Center for Advanced Legal Studies.


With faster than average job growth for paralegals, job competition among paralegals is anticipated to be strong for the foreseeable future. This increased job demand heightens the need for the right education and training to succeed in this profession. CALS offers 24 semester hour Paralegal Certificate and comprehensive Associate of Applied Science Degree programs to enable those interested in law to enter the profession as a paralegal.

Graduate in 8 Months

The Paralegal Certificate program is designed to provide students with an affordable and accessible path to becoming a paralegal. This program is streamlined to provide education in the most employable and demanding areas of the law. Students can take their classes 100% online or attend the Houston, Texas campus for a traditional classroom experience.

National Accreditation

Accreditation is a process of external quality review used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. The Center has been continually accredited since 1987.

100% Online Option

Our Online Interactive Instruction™ takes a fresh approach to online paralegal education. Attend classes wherever you are with your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone, and broadband Internet connection. Students are able to see and hear their instructors and classmates in real time, allowing for thorough classroom discussion and interaction. We bring the classroom to you.

Financial Aid

Making the decision to go to college can raise some financial questions. What if it costs more than you think you can afford? What kind of financial aid can you receive? Students who attend CALS can apply for Title IV funds to help pay for their education.

Specialized Paralegal College

If you’re looking to begin a paralegal career, it can be a daunting task to try to choose where to get your paralegal education. There are a lot of paralegal programs out there; how do you choose the one that is best for you? By selecting a college the specializes exclusively in paralegal education and training you can proceed with the confidence that your education and success is the school's top priority.

Career Services

Every paralegal student preparing to graduate and in good standing is provided with job search assistance opportunities in traditional and non-traditional markets. Our Career Services team works directly with employers to help fill their paralegal and other law-related positions. Helping graduates begin their paralegal careers is our highest priority.

Our Mission

CALS' mission is to provide students with the skills and practical and ethical knowledge necessary to excel as paralegals and meet the needs of the legal, governmental, and corporate communities.

Our Objectives

Upon completion of their program of study, CALS' graduates will be able to:

  • Enter the legal profession as a paralegal.
  • Effectively assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services.
  • Exhibit practical knowledge in document preparation and legal research.
  • Display enhanced skills and knowledge of applicable software programs.
  • Demonstrate ethical standards and principles.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Paralegal Certificate Program

Online Campus Part time 8 months September 2019 USA Houston + 1 more

The 8-month Paralegal Certificate program provides students with 24 semester hours of law specialty courses and meets or exceeds the program duration requirements of recognized paralegal authorities and organizations. [+]

The 8-month Paralegal Certificate program provides students with 24 semester hours of law specialty courses and meets or exceeds the program duration requirements of recognized paralegal authorities and organizations.

Online classes meet weekly for an interactive live lecture in which students can see, hear and ask questions of their instructors. We bring the classroom to you. Traditional campus-based classes are also available.

Students at Center for Advanced Legal Studies benefit from the following:

Qualified Faculty - Law specialty courses are taught by experienced attorneys Career Services – Dedicated support to assist with a job search after graduation Canvas LMS - Innovative and intuitive Learning Management System Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – See, hear and talk with your instructors and classmates in real time Westlaw - Premiere online legal research service for attorneys and legal professionals ProDoc – Advanced software for the automated production of legal documents Microsoft Office 365 – Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more email – Your professional email address to keep after graduation ... [-]