Congratulations to PSALA member Misty H. on passing the CLM Exam and earning CLM designation!

Obtaining the CLM credential is a significant achievement. A CLM certification demonstrates a mastery of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of a professional legal manager in the areas of human resource management, organizational development, financial management, business management, legal industry, technology, operations, communications, and self-management.

To earn a CLM, candidates apply their professional experience, complete educational coursework, and pass a comprehensive exam that covers all areas of legal management. By successfully completing this rigorous certification process, the CLM demonstrates their ability to operate at a high level of expertise and dedication to their firm, to the legal management profession, and to the legal community.

Consider these benefits to the legal management professional and the firm:

Benefits of Certification to the Individual:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of all areas of legal administration
  • Demonstrates meeting rigorous standards
  • Increases professional credibility
  • Provides personal satisfaction in a significant achievement
  • Increases individual value to the organization
  • Increases respect and recognition in the industry
  • Increases opportunity for upward mobility
  • Recertification provides continuing educational and industry development

Benefits of Certification to the Employer:

  • Increases the level of competency of the individual to manage a law office or department
  • Encourages and improves job performance
  • Increases qualifications for elevated responsibilities
  • Increases client confidence knowing the firm or legal department is being run by a certified professional
  • Provides opportunity to acknowledge an individual who has developed a high level of professionalism
  • Serves as an aid for retention and recruitment
  • Recertification provides continuing educational and industry development

Benefits of Certification to the Chapter:

  • Demonstrates the chapter’s support of professional legal management to its members and the local legal community
  • Enables the chapter to promote its own educational seminars, study group resources, and/or scholarships for those who are interested in pursuing their CLM certification
  • Enables the chapter to meet qualifications for the Presidents’ Award of Excellence for outstanding chapter management

Additionally, CLMs who are ALA members enjoy savings through ALA’s VIP Business Partner Program, such as:

  • iSolved (formerly Infinisource): iSolved is a nationally recognized leader of SaaS-based Human Capital Management technology and is a leading provider of HCM to businesses of all sizes.
  • VIBE: Visual Image Building Enterprises or VIBE is a multi-media content marketing company that specializes in Video Production, Website Design & Brand Management.

Please join ALA in congratulating Misty on this significant achievement!