About Certification

The Certified Legal Manager program allows a qualified legal management professional to demonstrate, through experience and coursework culminating in 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.

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Legal management 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 completing the CLM process and attaining CLM certification, the legal professional will have demonstrated proficiency in these core areas.

Body of Knowledge

The content of the CLM examination is targeted to an individual who is expected to have day-to-day, hands-on involvement in each of four core areas of knowledge: Financial Management, Human Resources, Legal Industry/Business Management, and Operations Management, including nine more specific sub-categories

Get Certified

For more information about certification, and to download the application packet for more details about the body of knowledge tested, visit alanet.org/education/certification.

CLM Scholarship 

ALA Silicon Valley Chapter will reimburse your registration fee when you pass the exam. Contact Director-Professional Development for details.

*CLM® is a registered trademark of the Association of Legal Administrators