ALAMN has an active CLMSM Study Group. All ALAMN members are encouraged and invited to participate in our study group whether you plan to take the exam or want to expand your knowledge and network with others. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Tracy Overson or Tracey Skjeveland.

ALAMN currently has 14 active members who have their CLM. 

ALA's Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM Certification Program

Law firm administrators feel intense pressure to keep up with the demands of their jobs.  This is reflected in heightened concern for quality educational programs. Disseminating information through journals and conferences is important.  Leading associations also must take an active role in assessing learner needs and designing programs that more fully support the member.

While the ultimate responsibility for competence rests with each legal administrator, ALA provides guidance and direction in the process through a program by which an individual measures his or her ability to perform the job of legal administrator.  This assessment process, commonly called certification, is strictly voluntary and is open to all qualified legal administrators.

ALA offers legal administrators the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge necessary for successful performance in managing a law firm or office.   Check out the following website for additional information on CLM Certification including:

  •    CLMSM Brochure
  •    Benefits of the CLMSM Program
  •    CLMSM Exam Dates
  •    CLMSM Information & Application Packet
  •    CLMSM Examination Study Guide
  •    Guide to Developing a CLMSM Study Group
  •    ALA’s Approach to Professional Certification – a Historical Perspective
  •    Frequently Asked Questions
  •    Directory of Certified Legal Managers (CLMSM)



CLM Study Group Notes