Lawyers interested in applying for a judicial position or commenting on a candidate for a judicial position should contact the Alaska Judicial Council at 907-279-2526 or fax 907-276-5046. The Judicial Council
conducts a bar poll on all candidates for state judicial positions.
The Alaska Court System has both criminal and civil pattern jury instructions on its website
Copiers/Photocopies: The Anchorage Bar Association administers the copiers in the law library and state court. The copiers work on a cash system or you can buy a VendCard from the dispenser unit at the copier. If you have questions, contact the Anchorage Bar Association at 907-277-1249.
The Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral Service. There is no charge for the referral. In Anchorage call 907-272-0352. Long distance calls within Alaska may be made toll free by calling 1-800-770-9999. If you are calling from outside Alaska, please call 907-272-0352. Hours are 8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
A claim may be made against this fund to recover a loss caused by the dishonest conduct of a lawyer. View more informaiton regarding the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection. Contact the Bar office for further information or an application packet.
The Bar Association sells mailing labels of its membership, which may be broken down by judicial district, zip code, substantive law section, etc. The membership roster may also be purchased electronically for $75. For more information, contact the Bar office.
Active Bar members are required to earn 3 ethics credits, encouraged to earn 9 additional credits, and required to file an MCLE Report each year. View more information about MCLE.
Mediation is a confidential and informal way to resolve a dispute with the help of a neutral third person (mediator). The mediator works with both parties to help them reach a mutually agreeable solution to their differences.
The cost to participate is an annual fee equal to the amount of Active dues per attorney/per case/per year. View more information
regarding motion to participate.
Name changes must be made in affidavit form, as required by the Supreme Court. Submit affidavit of name change to Cheryl Jones
at the Appellate Court (303 K Street, 4th Floor Anchorage, AK 99501). Affidavit must include: Name as admitted, new name, Bar number, and new contact information.
The phone number for the Alaska Bar Association is 907-272-7469.
There are currently 24 substantive law sections. Bar members may join the first section at no charge and additional sections are $15. Non-members may become Associate (non-voting) members at a charge of $15. View more information
To change your membership status to inactive, active, retired or resigned, contact the Bar office. Requests to transfer to inactive status must be made by January 1 of the calendar year in which you wish to be inactive. Dues are not prorated if you request transfer to inactive status after January 1.