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  Benefits

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The Anchorage Bar Association is happy to announce a new benefit for our members.  We have teamed up with Alaska Communications to offer discounts on iPhones, other types of smart phones, wireless plans, plus a whole lot more!  Click on this link for more information. If interested, please contact Sherrilee with Upstream Mobile at 575.3311


Member Benefits:

As a voluntary bar association, the Anchorage Bar Association strives to provide value to its membership. The Anchorage Bar Association continues to provide the social events you count on; but, we also fill other unmet needs of the legal community.

Some of the events and benefits that you will receive personally include:

  • FREE enrollment in the LifeBalance Program giving you access to discounts at over 10,000 recreation, cultural, wellness and travel based businesses as well as a myriad of online wellness tools.  The Anchorage Bar Association is providing a LifeBalance membership to you and your family for FREE to help you lead a healthy and active life. Click here for more information.
  • Convenient photocopy services in the law library and courthouses
  • No-cost and low-cost continuing legal education programs
  • Annual St. Patrickís day and other social events at no cost to members and their guest
  • Forums on issues of current events and law-related social issues
  • Our Young Lawyers Section sponsors the following public and attorney service activities which are funded exclusively by the Anchorage Bar Association:
  • State-wide Mock Trial competition
  • Race Judicata, a fundraiser for the Anchorage Youth Court
  • Mentoring for new attorneys
  • Career fairs for employers and law school graduates
  • Community education seminars
  • Law Day activities reaching out to Anchorageís public school students and teachers
  • Staffing for landlord-tenant clinics to educate the public
  • Elderlaw Handbook (a work in progress) 
  • Your membership also helps the bar association support many professional events and to provide tangible support for lawyers in need.  These services would not otherwise be available without the work of the Anchorage Bar Association: 
  • Funding for receptions honoring Anchorage judges retiring from the bench.
  • Funding for receptions to complement the swearing-in of new Anchorage judges
  • Ben Walters Special Recognition Award honoring persons providing valuable service to the legal profession
  • Grant funding for law-related activities: Examples of past grant recipients include Anchorage Youth Court, Alaska Legal Services, and the Khabarovsk-Alaska Rule of Law Partnership (KAROL). We encourage our members to present their law-related education projects for sponsorship.
  • Swearing-In receptions honoring new admittees to the Alaska Bar Association
  • Support for law school graduates taking the bar exam
  • Substance abuse treatment loans for attorneys seeking counseling/rehabilitation
  • Funding for a hospitality suite at the Alaska Bar Associationís annual convention
  • Advocacy and lobbying efforts to advocate for lawyers to the Alaska Bar Association on issues for legal reform.
  • When our members approach us with an issue, we are ready to listen and consider action.