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Become A Certified Legal Manager
ALA’s Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM program* provides the opportunity to demonstrate you have
mastered the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of legal
The journey to attaining the CLM designation includes meeting the experience-and education-based eligibility
requirements, passing a 100 question, multiple-choice examination, adhering to ALA’s code of ethics, and
fulfilling the continuing education/recertification requirements
Passing the CLM examination demonstrates you have the management skills, and the depth and breadth of
knowledge that would enable you to visit any 30- to 50-attorney law office, review practices and procedures,
and be conversant about and offer advice in all areas of legal administration without relying on others.
Regardless of the stage in your career, certification adds a valuable dimension to your professional
development. The content of the CLM exam covers all areas of legal administration, arming you with the
knowledge necessary for day-to-day, hands-on involvement in all aspects of managing a law firm or legal
department. Moreover, certification:
- Identifies you as a dedicated and experienced legal manager who understands the unique issues of
managing your firm or legal department
- Demonstrates your expertise in legal management and extraordinary commitment to the profession
- Establishes you have what it takes to contribute to your firm’s success
- Why not commit this year to achieving certification? As some of our CLMs have so passionately told us
it could be one of the best things you do for yourself!
For more information including how to apply for the CLM exam, click here or visit ALANET.org.
*Becoming a Certified Legal Manager is strictly voluntary, and is open to all qualified legal administrators,
members and non-members alike.