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

Annual Meeting and Election of Directors.  Nominations for directors whose terms will be up as of December 2020 are due by Nov. 10; electronic ballots will be emailed to all members the middle of November.  The election of Directors together with our annual membership meeting will be held December 8, 2020 via Zoom.   Please email jhotho@anchoragebarassociation.org for Zoom invite.

2021 Membership Dues — Good news!  All 2020 members will receive 2021 dues for free – Thank you for your support throughout the years.  Let’s get through this 2021.

Congratulations to Honorable Donald D. Hopwood, recipient of the Ben Walters Award!

Thank you to all vendors and members who helped make St. Patty’s Day Party a huge success!

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.