Links are listed under three categories: community resources, attorney and legal professional resources, and national resources


Alaska Community Resources

 

  • Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct oversees the conduct of justices of the Alaska Supreme Court, judges of the state court of appeals, state superior court judges, and state district court judges. The Commission cannot handle complaints against magistrates, masters, attorneys or federal judicial officers.
  • Alaska Court System offers a variety of court-related resources as well as links to state, federal and international legal resources. 
  • Alaska Court System Self-Help Center is a public service provided by the Alaska Court System dedicated to helping self-represented people achieve a better understanding of law procedures, increase access to courts, and to facilitate quicker resolution of legal matters.  The Self-Help Center has resources for domestic violence, family law, guardianships and conservatorships, housing, traffic, small claims, and more.
  • Alaska Department of Law is divided into the civil division, which represents most state agencies, and the criminal division, which includes all district attorneys. The criminal division prosecutes state criminal cases. 
  • Alaska Free Legal Answers is a free online platform staffed by volunteer attorneys where low to moderate income Alaskans can ask up to three civil legal questions per year.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans.  Formerly known as the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, it transformed into the Alaska Institute for Justice to reflect the inclusion of an additional program dedicated to environmental and social justice issues, the Research and Policy Institute.
  • Alaska Judicial Council provides information about the section of judges, including a judicial application; the evaluation/retention of judges, including extensive evaluation materials on each retention judge; and Internet versions of all Judicial Council reports. 
  • Alaska Law Help is a guide to civil legal services and resources for low-income persons and seniors in Alaska. This site provides information on various free and low-cost legal programs in Alaska, including basic eligibility and contact information. Here you can find links to web sites offering helpful information, schedules of free self-help clinics, forms, and legal education documents that give you basic information on a number of legal problems.
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation is a private, non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. The program is funded through grants and contracts from federal, state, and local sources. 
  • Alaska Native Justice Center serves as a bridge between Alaska Natives and Alaska’s justice systems. We provide individuals with the resources necessary to resolve their circumstances and we offer support to all parties involved in legal issues.
  • Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides legal support statewide to advocates who are guiding victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through the civil and criminal justice system.
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency provides legal services, consistent with constitutional guarantees, to indigent persons, generally in criminal cases. 
  • Disability Law Center of Alaska provides free legal advocacy for people with disabilities in Alaska in Social Security and public benefit appeals, employment or housing discrimination, cases involving access to special education programs, businesses, services and voting and cases involving financial exploitation. They do not generally take family law cases or criminal cases. Their website contains a list of the kinds of cases they generally take and those they do not.
  • Office of Public Advocacy represents vulnerable children, incapacitated adults, and some criminal defendants. NOTE: OPA only represents clients when the agency is appointed by the court.
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center is an academic, research, and public education program serving Alaska.

Attorney and legal professional resources

 

  • ALPS the Bar sponsored malpractice insurance program.
  • Alaska Association of Paralegals is a non-profit association comprised of individual members. 
  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is an Alaska non-profit professional organization dedicated to the goal of fighting for fundamental rights of all of Alaska’s Citizens.  We are an association of Criminal defense lawyers and other professionals working to uphold the ideals of the Alaskan legal system of which Justice Rabinowitz was so proud.
  • Alaska Child Support Guidelines provides all of the materials necessary to understand and apply Alaska’s child support guidelines — Civil Rule 90.3. The site includes the rule (with numerous cross links), the commentary, statutes, regulations, caselaw (including case summaries organized by subject area), examples of how to apply Rule 90.3, court and CSED forms, links to state and national child support sites, and more. 
  • Alaska Law Review Duke University School of Law publishes the Alaska Law Review for the Alaska Bar Association. 
  • Alaska Legal Administrators is a nonprofit organization comprised of legal administrators who share a personal commitment to increasing professionalism of law office administration. Through the resources of the national and local organization members are provided opportunities for continuing education, insight into industry trends, analysis of emerging management techniques and a wide array of information designed with one purpose in mind – to assist members in becoming better support to their law firms or agencies.
  • Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct 
  • Alaska Shorthand Reporters Association listing to certified court reporters and videographers in Alaska, plus helpful resources such as tips on “Making the Record.”
  • Alaska State Government Lots of information about the state, including links. State Employee Directory Contact information, including email addresses, for almost every employee of every state agency.
  • Alaska Trial Lawyers is a nonprofit organization comprised of trial lawyers who represent the interests of people who have been injured or who have unfairly suffered due to the negligent action of others.
  • Local voluntary bar associations
  • National Association of Legal Secretaries of Anchorage is an organization dedicated to upgrading the knowledge and efficiency of legal personnel. In addition to stressing continuing legal education, the organization strives to promote a high standard of ethics among its members and cooperates with the judiciary and bar in maintaining professional standards. 
  • Gender Neutral Language in the Courts Pamphlet  has been re-printed by the Gender Equality Section of the Alaska Bar Association with the permission of The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, chaired by Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin.
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Alaska has four lawyer representatives assigned to the Alaska District of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  These “lawyer reps” meet periodically with federal judges, the court clerk, and other federal administrators in the Alaska District, to discuss federal practice and procedure issues and proposals.  The lawyer reps also participate in annual meetings of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

National Resources

 

  • ABA Commission on IOLTA supports the operation of IOLTA programs nationwide. It also maintains the IOLTA Clearinghouse, which provides information, materials and technical assistance on IOLTA program design and operation. 
  • ABA Lawyer Referral Directory for All States provides contact information for all lawyer referral services throughout the country. 
  • ABA: Contact Info for All Bar Associations  links to contact information for state and local bar associations throughout the country. 
  • ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar it sets out the rules and practices of all U.S. jurisdictions for admission to the bar by examination and on motion. This site links to all the state boards of bar examiners web sites (for those that maintain a website). 
  • ALI CLE (The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education) offers a comprehensive curriculum of post-admission legal education courses, course materials, video and audio tapes, satellite broadcasts, books, magazines, computer disks, electronic publications, plus much more. 
  • American Bar Association on-line guide to the ABA’s wide range of member programs, customized services, publications, and discounted products. 
  • Association of Legal Administrators 

    BARBRI Bar Review Course select general information or do a search by state bar exam.

  • IOLTA is a law-related public service program that strengthens our justice system. IOLTA programs operate throughout the United States and Canada. They generate funds that are used to support legal aid, legal education for the public, and other activities that improve the quality of justice. 
  • Law Practice Today a free monthly e-zine published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. You can subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when the new issue is published. This publication has recently featured top-notch articles on a variety of practice management issues. 
  • Lawyer Referral Services a comprehensive list of all Lawyer Referral Services around the country. This is useful to those trying to find an attorney out of state in a specific area of law practice. 
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy is dedicated to developing methods and materials for teaching trial advocacy and litigation-related skills, thus contributing to the development of an adequately trained, professionally responsible trial bar to better serve the needs of justice in the United States. 
  • U.S. District Courts links to the U.S. District Courts for the District of Alaska: the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court & the Probation Court for the District of Alaska.