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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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What's New

Russ Winner is the 2014 Recipient of the Ben Walters Award!

Russ Winner is the2014 recipient of the Ben Walters’ award.  Mr. Winner received this award for his efforts in creating and managing the Martin Luther King Day clinic which provides free legal advice to the communities.  In 2009, he attended bar activities in Washington DC for ML King day.  After he returned to Alaska, he talked to the Board of Governors, and together they started a clinic. The first one was in 2010.  Since then, they have expanded to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau .  Mr. Winner is working on expanding the clinic to the Mat-Su Valley next year.   Congratulations Mr. Winner!

Thank you members for attending Anchorage Bar Association's St. Patrick's Day Party held March 17 at the Sizzlin Cafe. It was a huge success thanks to your participation and due to our generous sponsors. A big THANK YOU to 1ST NATIONAL BANK ALASKA, LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANTE, LIFEBALANCE, KING STREET BREWERY, ANCHORAGE YOUTH COURT, DEBBIE'S HAIR STUDIO, and BUZZBIZZ STUDIOS. These sponsors provided some great door prizes.


Please note:  The Anchorage Bar Association has a new mailing address as of 9/1/13. Please use:  Anchorage Bar Association, P.O. Box 240362, Anchorage  AK  99524-0362.   Thank you!

LifeBalance benefits for Anchorage Bar Members

Anchorage Bar Members receive a LifeBalance card that encourages members to make active lifestyle choices, and to offer members savings with the top recreational, cultural and wellness businesses such as....
$10 to $20 savings at Sports Authority
Free trial and 20% savings at YogaWorks
Save on 10% on SpaFinder gift certificates
Get in shape with fantastic savings at Body Renew!
Check out great discounts available through Nutrisystem



SOLACE Program:  Do you know someone who needs help?


If you are aware of anyone within the Alaska legal community (lawyers, law office personnel, judges or courthouse employees) who suffers a sudden catastrophic loss due to an unexpected event, illness or injury, the Alaska Bar Association’s SOLACE Program can likely assist that person is some meaningful way. 


Contact one of the following coordinators when you learn of a tragedy occurring to someone in your local legal community:  Elizabeth Apostola eapostola@farleygraves.com; Aimee Oravec aaolaw@gmail.com; Greg Parvin gparvin@gparvinlaw.com; or Karen Godnick kgodnick@alsc-law.org.


Through working with you and close friends of the family, the coordinator will help determine what would be the most appropriate expression of support.  We do not solicit cash, but can assist with contributions of clothing, frequent flyer miles, transportation, medical community contacts and referrals, and a myriad of other possible solutions through the thousands of contacts through the Alaska Bar Association and its membership.


Please note that the Anchorage Bar Association is a voluntary local bar association. The Anchorage Bar Association is not involved with attorney licensing or attorney discipline. You should contact the Alaska State Bar for any questions regarding licensing and discipline of attorneys in this state, ethical obligations, fee disputes, and for any other questions regarding the regulation of lawyers in the State of Alaska.