Regardless of the stage in your career, certification adds a valuable dimension to your professional development.
ALA's Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® 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.
We recognize that many CLMs and CLM candidates will have great difficulty acquiring in-person CLM credits due to travel restrictions imposed in numerous states, the absence of the 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, and likely changes to firm policies concerning travel or professional development for the remainder of the year. For some, this combination of unique circumstances may make it impossible to gain the credits they need to recertify or apply for the exam.
Therefore, ALA is temporarily removing the 12-credit cap on self-study and passive learning experience credits. This means that anyone recertifying in June or November 2020, and anyone applying for the November 2020 exam, can earn all needed credits via self-study or passive learning experiences.
If any other issue precludes you from fulfilling recertification or application credit requirements, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We will work with you during this difficult time to help you maintain or gain ALA’s CLM, the only legal management credential that demonstrates expertise in the field.
The 2021 Dates
Test Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Application Deadline: March 18, 2021
Test Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Application Deadline: September 16, 2021
The 2022 Dates
Test Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Test Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
|Exam Fee||Retake Fee||Reschedule Fee||CLM Retired Status|
|1x Fee of $99|
|CLM Maintenance Fee||CLM Recertification Fee|
|$59 due annually by your spring or fall certification date — except in the year in which you recertify.||$189 due every 3 years on your spring or fall certification date.|
Study Guide for the CLM Exam
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.
|Dawn H. Anderson, CLM, JD, PHR, SPHR||Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP||Atlanta||GA|
|Anna B. Basurto, CLM||Midget Preti Olansen||Virginia Beach||VA|
|Linda M. Belcher, CLM, SHRM-CP||Trucker Huss, APC||San Francisco||CA|
|Larissa Castellanos, CLM||Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno||Los Angeles||CA|
|Stacey D. Coleman, CLM||Elam & Burke||Boise||ID|
|Abigail L. Davis-Hess, CLM||adh-consulting, LLC||North Chesterfield||VA|
|Dawn M. Donham, CLM||Worden Thane, PC||Missoula||MT|
|Andrea D. Everage, CLM, MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP||Baker McKenzie||San Francisco||CA|
|Ernie Jaseckas, CLM||Robbins Salomon & Patt||Chicago||IL|
|Josh Kalish, CLM||Law Firms of the Future|
|Monique N. Mahler, CLM||BakerHostetler||Houston||TX|
|Beth McCubbin, CLM||The Noble Law, PLLC||Chapel Hill||NC|
|Christine M. McGrath, CLM||Hall & Evans, LLC||Denver||CO|
|Kimberly Newman, CLM||Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC||Houston||TX|
|Jeanette Rodriguez, CLM||Cozen O'Connor||Santa Monica||CA|
|April M. Stack, CLM||Lewis Longman & Walker, PA||West Palm Beach||FL|
|Sue Stratton, CLM||Johnston Kinney & Zulacia LLP||San Francisco||CA|
|Kelli Taylor-Sanders, CLM, MSLA||Taylor Anderson LLP||Denver||CO|
|Tye Waggoner, CLM||Cathedral City||CA|
|Cynthia Weldon, CLM||Liebert Cassidy Whitmore||Los Angeles||CA|
|Allison E. Worley, CLM||Paule Camazine & Blumenthal, PC||St. Louis||MO|
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 [email protected].