Anchorage Bar Association News

Taking nominations for 2019 Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award 

We are currently taking nominations for the 2019 Benjamin Walters Award.  This award will be presented at the Alaska Bar Convention in May.  If you know someone who exemplifies the value of caring and service to the legal community that Ben embraced, please send the name and a short explanation to

Past recipients include: MaryAnn Foley, Janel L. Wright, Judge Elaine Andrews, Allen Bailey, Russ Winner, Lars Johnson, Ryan Fortson, Rhonda Fhelen-Westover, Ken Eggers, Lynn Allingham, David Mannheimer, Krista Stearns, Grant Callow, Janet McCabe, Ben Walters, Sig Murphy, James Wanamaker, Cynthia Fellows, Diane Vallentine, Mike White, Bob Owens, Daniel Moore, Blythe Marston and Ken Jacobus.

Thank you to all participants and vendors – St. Patty’s Day Membership Party

Thank you all for those who came by to help us celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Performing Arts Center.  The ALASKA CELTIC PIPES & DRUMS did a phenomenal job.  Big Thank You to those who donated door prizes:  NORTHERN SMILES ORTHODONTICS, ALASKA DINNER FACTORY, PAPA MURPHY’S, ROCK HARD FITNESS, LIFEBALANCE, ANCHORAGE YOUTH COURT, /VIB/cycle, SANDWICH DECK, KING STREET and MOOSE A’LA MODE!!  

Dues Notices

The Anchorage Bar Dues Notices have been mailed.  Please renew your membership and support your local Bar Association!  Thank you.


Anchorage Bar 2019 Membership Dues Form

It’s time to renew your membership for the 2019 year.   Soon – you will be receiving your 2019 Membership Dues Form.  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 2018 is your first year of practice, your membership is free!  You will need to renew to keep your name and areas of practice listed in the directory.

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 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!

2018 St. Patty’s Day Party was a great success:

Thanks to the Committee members, Kinley’s, PAC, bartenders, and the vendors who donated all those wonderful door prizes:  Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise, Anchorage Ballet, Anchorage Youth Court, Deb’s Hair Studio, King St. Brewery, Moose A’LaMode, and Sandwich Deck.