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


Website Chair

Business Partner Committee

Friday Fast Five Content Editor

Megan Pfeifle, PHR, SHRM-CP 703-525-1200

Vice President

Membership Chair

Website Committee

Amanda Moellendick 703-205-8000


Business Partner Committee

Ben S. Sotelo 703-506-1850

Chapter Secretary

Jim Areklett 703-391-2900

Membership Amabassador

Jane Gallant (703) 205-8000

Newsletter Chair

Jillian Holmes 202-659-8600

Friday Fast Five Content Committee

Deborah Wilkes (703) 536-7778

Small Law Firm Group Chair

Robert Kotwicki 703-934-1480
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