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


Membership Chair

Website and Social Media Committee

Friday Fast Five Committee

Amanda Moellendick 703-883-0880

President Elect

Monique Terrell 202-794-1199

Past President

Business Partner Co-Chair

Friday Fast Five Chair/Education Committee

Virginia Retreat Committee

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


Business Partner Co-Chair

Education Committee

Virginia Retreat Committee

Ben S. Sotelo 703-506-1810


Website and Social Media Chair

Alan Medrano (571) 213-0585

IP Group Chair

Cathy Ryan 202-609-9958

Small Law Firm Chair

Robert Kotwicki 703-934-1480
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