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Regardless of the stage in your career, certification adds a valuable dimension to your professional development.

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 management.


Exams are now available at over 200 locations. Learn more.

Demystifying CLM
While ALA’s Certification Committee members have been hard at work writing exam items, they’ve also been working to demystify the certification process, writing on such topics as how exam items are written, scored and reviewed. We hope these articles are helpful to demystify your journey to obtaining CLM certification. For all CLM inquiries, please contact
CLM Resource Center (Recertify)

Continue Your Professional Growth
You prepared and studied hard to achieve the CLM designation. Now that you’ve earned your well-deserved certification, here’s what you need to do to keep and promote it!

Online Applications

You can now submit your CLM application, recertification application and pay your annual maintenance fees online!

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