The Alaska Bar Association Regulates the Practice of Law
Protecting the Community & Enhancing the Integrity of Our Justice System
Dedicated to Promoting Professionalism and Quality Attorneys
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Alaska Bar by the Numbers in 2022:
For more information on the Alaska Bar Association’s performance, click here to get a copy of the 2022 Annual Report.
The Alaska Bar Association staff is happy to assist with services within our scope; however, we do not have attorneys on staff to provide legal advice nor do we assign and/or refer pro bono cases to attorneys. If you are seeking legal assistance, please access our Community Resource page.
The Alaska Bar Association's Most Frequent Questions and Answers
From Our Attorney Members
Alaska Statute As 08.08, Alaska Integrated Bar Act, created the Bar and requires every person licensed to practice law in the state become a Bar member. It specifically states: “There is created an instrumentality of the state known as the Alaska Bar Association, referred to in this chapter as the Alaska Bar.”
Active dues for 2023 is $660. The dues amount can be broken down into the following amounts:
- Discipline: $259, Administration: $204, CLE: $61, Pro Bono: $36, Fee Arbitration: $24, BOG: $20, Lawyer Referral: $14, MCLE: $11, LFCP: $10, Fastcase: $7, Bar Rag: $6, Web Page: $4, Sections: $2, MLK Day: $1, Committees: $1
Bar Rule 65 requires all Bar members to engage in Mandatory Ethics Continuing Legal Education (MECLE), Every active member of the Alaska Bar Association shall complete at least three credit hours per year of approved MECLE.
A listing of all member benefits is available here.
In order to transfer your status you must submit an affidavit to the Alaska Bar Association. Links to the affidavit and additional requirements are available here.
From Our Community
The mission of the Alaska Bar Association is to: (1) regulate the practice of law; (2) promote reform in the law and in judicial procedure; (3) facilitate the administration of justice; (4) encourage continuing legal education for the membership; and (5) increase the public service and efficiency of the Bar. For more information go to our About Us page.
The Alaska Bar Association has processes in place for you to file a complaint against attorneys and fee disputes on our discipline page here.
The Alaska Lawyer Referral Service is made up of Alaska lawyers who have signed up to be listed on the Lawyer Referral Service. More information on the lawyer referral service is available here.
The Alaska Bar Association has information on Pro Bono legal service providers here.
The Law Related Education Committee develops and participates in various programs for teachers, students and the public to provide education about civic responsibilities, the law, the courts, and the legal system. If you would like to set up a speaker for your class or organization contact the Committee at email@example.com.
For all of our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our FAQ Page