About the ABA

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.


Membership 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.

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Young Lawyers

The Young Lawyers Section of the Anchorage Bar Association introduces new attorneys to the practice of law and the local legal community.

Attorneys under 36 years of age, in their first five years of practice who join the Anchorage Bar Association are eligible for membership in YLS.

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News and Events

Alaska Law Review – calling for submissions.  Click on News Tab for more details.

Congratulations to Cheryl McKay – Recipient of the Judge Nora Guinn Award!

Congratulations to Jon Katchen & Katy Brautigam of Holland & Hart – recipients of the Ben Walters Award.

Time to renew your 2022 Membership — Good news!  All 2020 members will receive 2021 dues for free!  Please go to the Membership button and start the renewal process.  You will be receiving an email with a link to our website – all you need to do is log in online & create an account!  Thank you for your support throughout the years.  Let’s get through this 2021.

Officers for 2021:  Loren Hildebrandt-President; Cheryl McKay-President Elect; Susan Lindquist & Bob Owens- Treasurer and Asst. Treasurer; and Leonard Anderson-Secretary.

Board of Directors for the 2021-2024 term:  Cheryl McKay, Caroline Wanamaker, Peter Sandberg, Loren Hildebrandt, Joe Levesque and Matthew Widmer!

The Anchorage Bar Association sponsors several annual events and other events throughout the year. All events are free to Anchorage Bar Association members.


Disclaimer: 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. This website does not offer legal advice.