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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

Fall Social - 9/18 @ 5:00, Sizzlin Cafe


Welcome to Fall!  Save the Date for the next Anchorage Bar Association Social!  

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Place: Sizzlin' Cafe, 346 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 929-5400

What: Appetizers and hosted wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Cost:   FREE to members and one guest, $20 for non-members


NEW WEBSITE:  Coming very soon, the Anchorage Bar Association's new website -
new and improved.  With ability to view member's names and practice areas, renew your
membership on line, and a lot more!

LAW CLERKS AND NEW ADMITTEES: Welcome to the practice of law in Alaska!
All new admittees sworn in to practice law in Alaska receive a free one-year membership to the
Anchorage Bar Association. You do, however, need to complete the voter application form.
Law Clerks - please fill out the Affiliate membership form. Please download an application
on-line or contact us for more information at

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS 2015: In November, renewal notices for your Anchorage Bar
Association membership will arrive in your mail boxes.   New this year - renewal on line!
We appreciate your support and invite you send your renewal notice or new membership
applications in before the end of the year. Please also consider a donation to the
Anchorage Youth Court--we make it easy with a simple check-the-box.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Deadline November 14, 2015 - The Board of Directors is looking for
nominees to sit on the Board commencing January 1, 2015. The seats are three-year terms.
If interested, please call/email Diane Vallentine by no later than November 14, 2015
at 907/563-8844 or


Congratulations Michael Stahl!
Congratulations to member MICHAEL STAHL!  Mr. Stahl won two tickets to the Anchorage Youth Court's 25th Anniversary Gala, to take place Friday, 8/22/14 at the Hotel Captain Cook.   His name was pulled from the drawing held at The Anchorage Bar Association's social held during the Alaska Bar Convention. 

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!


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.