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.
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 2021, and anyone applying for the May or November 2021 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
*Big CLM exam news! YOU can now take the exam from your home or office. Click here to learn more.
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
This bundle includes 10 on-demand recordings to help you prepare for the exam. It includes materials that meet all 5 of the Management Skill Categories: IT, Writing, Organizational Development, Communication Skills and Self-Management. When completed, this bundle satisfies the 10 hour requirement for the CLM application. It costs $279 for members and $479 for nonmembers.
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.
|Maria T. Black, CLM||Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC||Chicago||IL|
|Margaret T. Burke, CLM||Kolibri Law Support Solutions||Boston||MA|
|Stacie Hedrick, CLM||Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC||Denver||CO|
|Katherine Mary Hubbard, CLM||Madigan Dahl & Harlan, PA||Minneapolis||MN|
|Yolanda Irby, CLM||Miller & Martin PLLC||Atlanta||GA|
|Jennifer P. Jordan, CLM||Cooley LLP||Seattle||WA|
|Katie Sheldon, CLM||Ice Miller, LLP||Chicago||IL|
|Ashley O'Shurak, CLM||Shafer Law Firm||Meadville||PA|
|Daniel Peracchi, CLM||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP||Tampa||FL|
|Taryn Y. Scott, CLM||Kovitz Shifrin & Nesbit, PC||Mundelein||IL|
|Desiree Shestakofsky, CLM||Duffy Kekel, LLP||Portland||OR|
|Pete Tass, CLM||Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson, PA||Minneapolis||MN|
|Janet Tipton, CLM||Holland & Hart LLP||Anchorage||AK|
|Teresa J. Walker, CLM||Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP||Nashville||TN|
|Jane Michelle West, CLM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR||The Bassett Firm||Dallas||TX|
|Francis E. Zeiger III, CLM||Foley & Lardner LLP||Chicago||IL|
|Karin Bangerter Wiborn, CLM||Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP||San Francisco||CA|
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].