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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.

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Exams are now available
at over 200 locations.
Congratulations to Our New CLMs

Please join us in congratulating our new CLMs on their outstanding achievement! Obtaining CLM certification shows great initiative and dedication to the profession, and demonstrates the mastery of a highly proficient legal administrator.


Barbara Romanko

Brown & Carlson, PA

Minneapolis, MN


Garry Quell

Schmittinger & Rodriguez

Dover, DE


Joann Pichla

Clark Baird Smith LLP

Rosemont, IL


Julie Tomey

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Washington, DC


Margaret Hagerman


Flossmoor, IL


Patti Ploehn

Henningson and Snoxell

Maple Grove, MN


Philip Rush

Moss & Barnett, PA

Minneapolis, MN


Tracy Johnson

Eckland & Blando

Minneapolis, MN


See how you can become a CLM!

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
Online Applications

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

About CLM

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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!

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