Known for its often-irreverent and always-topical content, the Bar Rag represents the voice of the legal community in Alaska. It is edited and written by attorneys, for attorneys.


Published in tabloid newsprint format quarterly in March, June, September, and December, the Rag is distributed by mail to all attorneys licensed by the bar association; to active and inactive members practicing outside Alaska; and to state and law libraries and bar associations in the other 49 states. Its current circulation is approximately 3,700 issues.


Highlights of specific issues and general interest also are published here on the Alaska Bar Association website.Interested in submitting an article for the Alaska Bar Rag? See our Writers’ Guidelines.



Ralph Beistline (Editor-in-Chief)

Alaska Bar Association

840 K Street, Suite 100

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 272-7469

Fax: (907) 272-2932



Tim Jones (Managing Editor)

22402 N. Birchwood Loop H-206

Chugiak, Alaska 99567

Phone: (907) 229-7981




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