Welcome to the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Our Chapter is a vibrant group of legal professionals who are committed to advancing the profession of legal administration. Our goal is to provide educational, professional growth and personal development along with networking with our peers in the legal community.


Chartered in 1980, the Northern Virginia chapter is compiled of legal professionals and is affiliated with the National Association of Legal Administrators, a non-profit organization with over 10,000 members worldwide. The goal of the Association of Legal Administrators is to improve the quality of management in legal service organizations; promote and enhance the competence of professionalism of legal administrators; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and the community at large.

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ALA Board and Committee


Business Partner Co-Chair

Friday Fast Five Chair/Education Committee

Virginia Retreat Committee

Megan Pfeifle, PHR, SHRM-CP 703-865-7480

Vice President

Membership Chair

Website and Social Media Committee

Friday Fast Five Committee

Amanda Moellendick 703-205-8000


Business Partner Co-Chair

Education Committee

Virginia Retreat Committee

Ben S. Sotelo 703-506-1850

Chapter Secretary

Newsletter Chair

Jillian Holmes 202-659-8600

Membership Amabassador

Jane Gallant (703) 205-8000

Website and Social Media Chair

Alan Medrano (703) 205-8000

Friday Fast Five Content Committee

Virginia Retreat Committee

Deborah Wilkes (703) 536-7778

Friday Fast Five Content Committee

Sonia McVean 703-286-0475

Small Law Firm Group Chair

Robert Kotwicki 703-934-1480

IP Group Chair

Cynthia Leonard 703-205-8000
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