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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