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.

More specifically, we seek:

  • To apply the knowledge and experience of the profession to the public good, through encouraging pro bono legal work, providing grants to non-profit, justice-related organizations, and fostering community service by individuals, law firms, and law-related organizations.
  • To provide social engagements for members in order to cultivate a collegial and professional environment in which to practice law, with an eye toward creating opportunities for members to gain leadership experience and to network with other members of the bar and the community.
  • To improve the image, skills, and reputation of lawyers in general through creating opportunities for public service, by promoting the good works and public service of lawyers, by helping lawyers to achieve excellence in their work, and by providing quality free and low-cost programs for continuing legal education.
  • To provide financial support for its Young Lawyers Section, which fosters development of young lawyers by creating a habit of service to the bar and public, provides member services unique to the needs of new lawyers, and increases the legal community's profile in civic activities.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the practice of law and law reform, and to encourage the development of professional excellence and duty to the profession through those activities.
  • To advocate for the interest of lawyers to the Alaska Bar Association and to cooperate with other bar associations and organizations to further the interests of attorneys in Alaska.
  • To provide member benefits to assist members in their daily legal practice, and to address various member needs otherwise unfilled by other legal organizations in the State.