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Tue 24 Oct, 2023 # News

Dorissa Smith Earns Prestigious Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale proudly congratulates Birmingham Associate Dorissa Smith for successfully completing the highly esteemed Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation from CLM’s Litigation Management Institute. This intensive 3-day educational program equips professionals to excel in every facet of litigation management.

The CLMP designation is a testament to an individual’s comprehensive knowledge, unwavering commitment, and their distinguished status among peers in the field of litigation management.

Ms. Smith’s achievement is especially notable, considering the rigorous curriculum, which features instruction from leading claims experts, defense attorneys, and industry thought leaders from renowned organizations like Tokio Marine, AmTrust Group, and AFICS. The course includes vital topics such as Client Relations, Expectations, and Confidentiality; Coverage Perspectives; Fundamentals of Risk Transfer; Reserving and Data Management; Resolution Options; Evaluation & Assessment: Impact Reporting and Reserving; Legal Budgeting and Fee Considerations; e-Strategies; Litigation Metrics; and Practical Aspects of Litigation Management – Strategic Implementation.

One of the most distinctive features of the Litigation Management Institute is its practical application component, where students are guided through a real-world case study of a litigated claim. In addition, participants work collaboratively in project teams to identify litigation strategies. This interactive and hands-on approach ensures that the knowledge imparted is directly applicable to real-world scenarios.

The exclusive nature of the program is evident as each cohort is intentionally limited to just 100 seats. This strategic decision enhances the learning environment and fosters meaningful interactions among participants.

Ms. Smith’s successful completion of the CLMP designation reflects her dedication to continuous professional development and her commitment to delivering exceptional litigation management services. We are proud to have her as a member of our team.

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is the result of a merger of two law firms in January 2018.The two firms, Hand Arendall LLC and Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law, merged which resulted in one of the largest regional law practices with offices along the coast of Northwest Florida and throughout the state of Alabama. Since the start, the firm has maintained a fundamental commitment to providing quality legal services. Cases and projects are staffed with the goal of achieving success for the client with maximum efficiency. With offices in Athens, Birmingham, Mobile, and Fairhope, Alabama; and Florida offices in Destin, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach, the firm is uniquely situated among the Southeast’s major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Northwest Florida, and Mississippi. Learn more at