Chapter History

Contents

Chapter History
Past Presidents
President's Award

Chapter History

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is a nonprofit international organization of professionals serving the legal community. ALA is structured into regions and chapters in order to meet the needs of local members. The Washington, D.C. chapter, the "Capital Chapter," is one of the largest chapters and was founded October 23,1973.

Past Presidents

George F. Tolson Mary K. Pinner Peter A. Sackleh
Jack L. Palmer Susan M. Sheehan Sabine Curto
Agnes Sheay Michael H. Callaway Patricia L. Howell
Sybil Major Geraldine H. Kuryla Mary A. Sackleh, CLM
Raymond C. Foote Elaine C. Gregg Adrienne Corothers
Benjamin L. Landis, Jr. Sheila Quinn Bonham Edward P. Ross*
Richard K. Hrebik Toni K. Allen * Stephen G. Dempsey, CLM
Karen M. Murley Marilyn E. Mickelson, CLM Elizabeth Germain, CLM
Margaret J. Gainer Judy L. Deason Paul Sicari
Cheryl A. Wisbrock Marcia R. Gardy Dorothy L. Mooney
Barbara A Slaybaugh John A. Salisbury Joseph Berger
Mary C. Paynter Scott R. Swirling Beth L. Fowler, CLM
Sharon M. Harris Cindy A. Conover  Barbara A. Mannix
Pennie McKinney Barbara Piper  
    * deceased

President's Award

The President's Award is an honor bestowed by the Chapter President to a member or members who display a commitment to professionalism, dedication to the advancement of law firm administration and have a record of long-term or extraordinary service to the Chapter. Historically this prestigious award has been presented during the Chapter's Change of Gavel which is typically held in March of each year.

Recipients of the President's Award include the following Chapter members:

YEAR

AWARD RECIPIENT(S)

2017

LaVerne Anenia, SHRM-SCP

2016

Jenna Carter

2015

 

Claudia Baragaño
Helen Woideck, CLM

Tracy Morris

2014

Beth L. Fowler, CLM
Catherine S. Barron

2013

Stephen G. Dempsey, CLM

2010

Tanya Upthegrove-Coleman

2008

Jill D. Hirsch

2007

Lillian Taylor

2005

Sadie McLeod

2004

John Springer

2003

Edward P. Ross

2002

Laura Griffith
Jackie Jenkins

2000

 

 

Toni K. Allen
Sheila Bonham
Elaine Gregg
Marilyn Mickelson

1999

 

Ken Knott
Cheryl Wisbrock
Helen Woideck

1998

 

 

 

 

Fran Blevins
Carlos Cartegena
Brenda Cote
Joyce Cutlip
Carolyn Kemp
Susan Magee
Barbara Piper
Barbara Slaybaugh