Inactive or Retired to Active
(inactive or retired for MORE than 1 year)
A member who has been inactive or retired for more than one year must submit the following:
- A letter requesting a return to active status.
- A signed and notarized affidavit which lists:
- The name(s) and address(es) of any employer or business with which the member has been associated while on inactive status.
- Whether the member has been the subject of any disciplinary proceedings in any jurisdiction.
- At least three professional references.
- The member should have the jurisdiction in which (s)he has been practicing since leaving Alaska and certify directly to the Alaska Bar that (s)he is a member in good standing of that jurisdiction.
- Full annual active membership fees (less any inactive fees already paid for that year).
The current active membership fees are $660.
In addition, unless the member has already done so, the member must submit an affidavit stating that he or she has read and is familiar with the Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct (ARPC) as required by Bar Rule 64. Download the Bar Rule 64 affidavit.
Following receipt of the letter requesting the transfer and its accompanying affidavit, the appropriate dues, and the certificate of good standing from the appropriate jurisdiction(s), the Executive Director will review your request to become an active member of the Alaska Bar Association. You will be promptly notified of action taken on your request to transfer to active status.
NOTICE: Alaska Bar Rule 65 (MCLE Rule) went into effect in 2008 and requires all active Bar members to complete 3 CLE credits in ethics each year, recommends completing an additional 9 CLE credits each year, and requires reporting by February 1 for the preceding calendar year. You are required to comply with the rule for the calendar year in which you return to active status. Please visit the MCLE page of our website for more detailed information.