The Anchorage Bar Association is a voluntary association of Anchorage-area lawyers and other law office professionals serving the legal profession by fostering public respect for and trust in the members of the legal profession, encouraging collegiality and lifelong learning among its members, and promoting equal access to justice for all persons. The Anchorage Bar provides direct member benefits and law-related public service.
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May 23-25th 2013: ABA Solo/GP Spring Leadership Meeting to be held at the Captain Cook Hotel
This is a chance to attend a national conference to be held in Anchorage!
ABA Solo/GP members work in a wide variety of substantive law areas, and in a variety of general practice, solo and small firm practice settings. Member lawyers also practice in private practice, military, in-house or government settings. The Division is a portal to the full resources of the ABA.
Come, meet and learn from other lawyers from around the country. Lots of valuable information that will help you in your practice, and fun social events included in the registration fee. To register use this link: http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2013/05/2013_gpsolo_springleadershipmeeting.html
2013 Benjamin Walters Outstanding Service Award
The Anchorage Bar is seeking nominees for the 2013 Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award. If you would like to nominate someone who exemplifies the values of caring and service to the legal community that Ben embraced, please send the name and a short explanation of why you deem this nominee worthy of the award. The award will be presented at the Alaska Bar Convention in Juneau in May.
Nominations will be taken until May 7, 2013.
Please send your nomination to email@example.com
Thank you St. Patrick's Day Sponsors!
Thank you members for attending Anchorage Bar Association's St. Patrick's Day Party held March 15 at the Egan Center. It was a huge success thanks to your participation and due to our generous sponsors. A big THANK YOU to 1ST NATIONAL BANK ALASKA, JERMAIN, DUNNAGAN & OWENS, LIFEBALANCE, ORSO'S, TODAY'S NAILS; KING STREET BREWERY, SIZZLIN CAFE and ANCHORAGE YOUTH COURT. These sponsors provided some great door prizes.
Congratulations to West High - Mock Trial Winners!
The 2013 Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition took place March 1-2 at the Boney Courthouse in Anchorage. WEST ANCHORAGE HIGH SCHOOL prevailed in the finals over South Anchorage High School before a panel of four actual judges from federal and Alaska courts. Eight teams, of six to nine students each, from around the state – stretching from Sitka in the Panhandle to Fairbanks up north – competed in four rounds of simulated trials, followed by semi-final and final rounds.
Each round, the team members either were attorneys or witnesses for the plaintiff or defendant in a civil products liability case. Students must make opening and closing arguments, examine and cross-examine witnesses, introduce evidence, and face and defend multiple hearsay or related objections. Teams are evaluated by a panel of attorneys and law clerks. The mock trial materials are provided by, and the competition hosted by, the Anchorage Bar Association Young Lawyers Section; for further information, visit www.alaskamocktrial.org.
The winning West High mock trial team is composed of Bennett Amodio, Austin Bailly, Isabelle Geddes, Kimberly Holdiman, Zoe Lowery, Abigail Spurlock and Sara Wise. Florina Altshiler, an assistant district attorney for the State of Alaska, coached the West High mock trial team. John Conroy and Daniel Rawlings are faculty sponsors of the team. The West High mock trial team has earned the right to compete as Alaska’s representative at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 9-11, 2013.
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