Certified Legal Manager
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is the credentialing body of the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM Program. The mission of ALA is to improve the quality of management in legal services organizations; to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the Management team; and to represent legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.
Purpose of Certification
The CLMSM Program allows a qualified legal administrator to demonstrate, through the examination process, a mastery of core areas of the body of knowledge identified as essential to the effective performance of a principal legal administrator. Legal administration professionals must deal effectively with financial management and accounting, human resources management and development, office services management, information systems management and trends in the legal industry.
By obtaining the CLMSM designation, you will:
- Distinguish yourself among your peers;
- Be identified as a consummate professional;
- Help ensure a positive reputation as a qualified legal administrator;
- Demonstrate proficiency in today’s most sought after skills.
The Exam Schedule
The CLMSM exam is given each spring in conjunction with ALA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exposition and at multiple U.S. locations on a single date in the fall. Consideration is given to scheduling the fall exams in locations where Regional conferences are held, where study groups are meeting and where individuals have indicated an interest in taking the exam.
Obtain the necessary resource materials and study on your own.
Form a Chapter Study Group and help each other prepare for the exam.