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I Need A Lawyer

Knowing if you need an attorney can be intimidating. Get helpful information that can guide you through knowing when you should see an attorney, how to find one, how to select one, what you can do if you cannot afford an attorney, and more.

Click here to view our most commonly asked questions and answers on How to Select an Attorney

Did you know that you have rights, and responsibilities, as a client in a relationship with an attorney? We’ve put together a helpful summary of your rights and responsibilities to guide you in choosing and working with your lawyer.

View our Clients Rights & Responsibilities page to understand your rights as a client, your responsibilities & obligations, as well as other client rights surrounding fee disputes, complaints and records.

The Alaska Bar Association offers our Lawyer Referral Service as a resource to our community. It is made up of Alaska lawyers who have signed up to be listed on the Lawyer Referral Service and each attorney that participates is an active member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association.

View our Lawyer Referral Service page to know what it does, how it works, and when to call.

Sometimes you only need an attorney for a specific task, and do not need to enter into a relationship with full representation. This is referred to as “Unbundled” legal services, otherwise described as “discrete task representation”. An attorney who provides a specific service to a client (who is otherwise handling an action pro se, or “in one’s own behalf” is providing one service out of the possible range of “bundled” services, otherwise referred to as full representation.

Visit our Unbundled Legal Services page for more detail and to find a list of attorneys licensed to practice law in Alaska.

Are you unable to afford legal services? Visit our Pro Bono Legal Service Providers page for a list of organizations that may be able to assist you.

Many people represent themselves in court for a variety of reasons. The Alaska Court System has information to help you represent yourself in some types of cases. We’ve collected this information for you to make it easier to navigate this process.

Visit the Alaska Court System’s Self-Help Services page and be more prepared to represent yourself.

Additional resources are available at AlaskaLawHelp.org 

Are you looking for a particular attorney? Search our Member Directory and find attorneys by name, organization, city, state, zip code or more. 

Attorney Disputes, Discipline, and Resolution

Do you have a concern, or even a complaint, against an attorney?  We’ve gathered some key resources to help you understand what is considered lawyer misconduct, as well as walk you through how a complaint is reviewed and what the Alaska Bar Association cannot do with complaints.

Visit our page on Complaints Against Attorneys to review details and instructions.

Are you in a dispute about attorney fees? We’ve put together a page full of information on options you have at your disposal.

View our Attorney Fee Disputes page to understand different ways you can handle a fee dispute with your attorney.

The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection is a fund administered by the Board of Governors to compensate individuals who have lost money, property or other things of value as the result of the dishonest conduct of a lawyer. The loss cannot be otherwise covered by any insurance or bond and it must meet the other specific requirements of Alaska Bar Rule 45 (Listed on the Alaska Court System website, under Alaska Bar Rules). Compensation is in the sole discretion of the Board after reviewing a report of investigation by members of the LFCP Committee.

For more information, contact the Alaska Bar Association at 907-272-7469, fax 907-272-2932, or e-mail: info@alaskabar.org

Are you looking to hire an attorney and want to view information about their public discipline record first? If the attorney has ever received some form of public discipline, it will show up in your search.

Visit our Attorney Discipline History page to use our search tool.

Would you like to see if the attorney you are considering has had any discipline notices or change of status within the last 30 days?

View our public notices page to view any current filings.

Legal Resources, Clinics, and Education

Looking for additional legal resources? Visit our Legal Resources Website page for a cultivated list of websites to help you find the answers you need. 

Please check out these helpful pages and resources on specific community issues.

MLK Day: Every year,  the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Court System, and Alaska Legal Services Corporation will an MLK Day free legal help event. For the latest information, view our MLK Day page.

 

Free Legal Answers: Offered in partnership with the American Bar Association, the Alaska Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic in which qualifying users post civil legal question to be answered by pro bono attorneys licensed in their state.

Do you want to better understand how the legal system works? 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.

View our informational page to discover the initiatives, programs, and resources available to you as a member of our community.

Many people represent themselves in court for a variety of reasons. The Alaska Court System has information to help you represent yourself in some types of cases. We’ve collected this information for you to make it easier to navigate this process.

Visit the Alaska Court System’s Self-Help Services page and be more prepared to represent yourself.

Additional resources are available at AlaskaLawHelp.org 

Are you looking for a particular attorney? Search our Member Directory and find attorneys by name, organization, city, state, zip code or more. 

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