The Pro Se Legal Studies Institute

 “The Premier Paralegal Studies Program in the Nation” 



Our Vision

We believe that a fair, diverse, competent, and transparent judicial system is a legal right, not a privilege. The Pro Se Legal Studies Institute (PSLSI) in Houston, Texas is training the next generation of legal scholars to become a vital part of that system.​


Earn Your Paralegal Studies Certificate of Completion with Our Help

Most paralegal programs operate like mini law schools: they teach law as if you will become a practicing attorney. No paralegal needs courses in oil and gas or constitutional law—classes designed to keep you in school for 2 years and collect more tuition from you.


The paralegal profession is completely different from the attorney’s, and it requires a different approach—the PSLSI difference:

  • Our classrooms are designed like a law office work area.
  • You are assigned a case on day one and learn-through-doing under the guidance of experienced, licensed attorneys.
  • Having our own internal legal clinic means you have actual cases to work on throughout the program.
  • Your frequent interactions with various legal personnel provide networking opportunities for future employment.
  • As a PSLSI graduate, you will easily perform paralegal work in most attorneys’ offices from day one because we immerse you in training specific to the paralegal.

Our 9-month program is affordable and allows you to continue your day job while earning the PSLSI Paralegal Studies Certificate of Completion. .

Schedule of Sessions

Enrollment is limited! We offer eight sessions to start in January 2020. A minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 students will enroll in each session.


Session 1: Monday/Wednesday, 10 AM - 11:30 AM 

Session 2: Monday/Wednesday, 1 PM - 2:30 PM 

Session 3: Monday/Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Session 4: Tuesday/Thursday, 10 AM - 11:30 AM 

Session 5: Tuesday/Thursday, 1 PM - 2:30 PM 

Session 6: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Session 8: Saturday, 9 AM - 12 PM

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Get to Know the Team Behind our Success

Our staff at The Pro Se Legal Studies Institute in Houston, Texas includes a team of attorneys with expertise in a variety of legal disciplines, including probate, immigration, family, juvenile, criminal, and civil litigation. Former and current judges provide ongoing program reviews to ensure continued content relevancy.

Timothy L. Williams, MBA, JD

General Counsel 

The co-author of the best-selling legal guide on filing a lawsuit, Taking Back Our Courts, Mr. Williams is an adjunct college professor and practices contract and business law.

Stephanie Martch, MS, ELS

Executive Director

Having previously taught both undergraduate and graduate students and worked in research management for over a decade, Ms. Martch currently is a science writer for a major medical institution.

Other Staff


Our team includes attorneys with expertise in a variety of legal disciplines, including probate, immigration, family, juvenile, criminal and civil litigation. Former and current judges provide ongoing program review to ensure continued content relevancy.

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