CONGRATULATIONS TO ANCHORAGE BAR ASSOCIATION – 65th YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Congratulations to our 2022 Officers
Our 2022 Officers: Cheryl McKay-President; Matthew Widmer -President Elect; Bob Owens- Treasurers; and Leonard Anderson-Secretary.
Congratulations to our Board members whose terms will be from Jan 2022 – 2025: Bob Owens, Leonard Anderson, Michael Corey, Ryan Fortson and Lynn Allingham!
It’s time to renew your 2022 members on-line. Please click on Memberships button to get started. We will not be mailing out dues notices this year.
Anchorage Bar 2022 Membership Dues
Please join or renew your 2022 membership dues if you haven’t already. Please click “Join/Renew” and create an account or Renew! We are starting to have monthly socials – Thirsty Thursdays – every second Thursday of the month. Check in for details, each month will be at a different location.
We have combined the different types of memberships into one form for ease and convenience.
If you practice within the Anchorage area, you are a voting member and the dues is $65.00. If you practice in Alaska but live outside the Anchorage area or in another state, you are an associate member and dues are $50.00. If you are a newly admitted lawyer and 2020 is your first year of practice, or first year law clerk, your membership is free! You will need to renew to keep your name and areas of practice listed in the directory. If you are a second year law clerk, or do not have a bar number, you are an affiliate member and dues are $25.00.
The sooner you send in your dues form and payment, the sooner you can enjoy your LifeBalance benefits! If you have a question as to completing the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 907-250-4291. You will be able to renew either by mail, fax or submit on-line.
We appreciate you supporting your local Bar Association!
Congratulations to Jon Katchen & Katy Brautigam, Holland & Hart – Recipient of the Distinguished Ben Walters Award!
Jon Katchen & Katy Brautigam of the Holland & Hart law firm recieved the Ben Walters Award for 2021. Jon & Katy received this distinguished award in recognition of their collective donation of hundreds of hours over the last year representing a survivor of domestic violence in a high conflict divorce and custody case. Ms. Ruff Soden of ANDVSA (Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault) stated: “There have been numerous pandemic-related challenges in the case, particularly around trying to make visitation as safe as possible during Covid. These attorneys have worked tirelessly on the case and have assisted this client so much.” Your commitment to public service is exactly what we seek to honor with our award.
The Anchorage Bar Association has given an Outstanding Service Award for many years now. In 2006 we renamed the award the Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award in honor of our longtime Board member and friend who passed away that year. Ben was always willing to give many hours to the community in the legal arena as well as simply giving of his time and effort to community activities in general. Whether it was Boy Scouts or the Rotary Club or the Anchorage Bar Association or people in the local community needing pro bono legal advice, Ben always gave selflessly of himself to help others. It is in that spirit that the Anchorage Bar honors someone who exemplifies these same qualities and in doing so we honor Ben’s memory.