8 Jan 09

It’s time for the world to be introduced to THE certification for Legal Administrators! Known in the Association of Legal Administrators as “CLM” this certification should be acknowledged as a milestone for qualifying a new law firm legal administrators.

The program has some very strict requirements such as: 3 years of legal management experience (5 years if you are a functional specialist, Finance, HR, IT, etc), 120 minutes in 5 different areas of pre-qualified educational programs (an additional 15 hours if you are a functional specialist), detailed application process, 4 hour exam, and a recertification program every three years.

Here’s how ALA describes the intention of the program:

To improve the quality of management in legal services organizations; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.

For more information on the Certified Legal Manager program please take a look at ALA’s official CLM page.

I am honored to be sitting for the exam in May 2009 in New Orleans, LA at the ALA Annual Educational Conference and Exposition!!

Wish me luck!

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