Anchorage Bar Association News
August 20, 1-4 p.m. Family Barbeque at American Legion, Jack Henry Post 1,
Please join us on Saturday, August 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the American Legion backyard for music, b-b-qued pork and lots of side dishes. We will have the Leo Ash Band. Room for kids to play, and adults to mingle. We’ll be giving away door prizes. Please bring your business card for chance at a special door prize! Free for members & their family; $25 for extra guests.
Our CLE Series is taking the summer off. The 7th in the series will resume in September. Stay tuned!
If you attended prior CLEs – please click here to print off your Certificate of Attendance. CLE Certificate of attendance 2.17.22; and CLE Certificate of attendance 11.18.21
$1,000 donation given to Bean’s Cafe
In memory of the lawyers who passed in 2021: C. Richard Avery, Daniel Beardsley, Richard Block, Christopher Bridger, Jody Brion, Carol Childress, Paul Davis, Theodore Dunn, Deborah Greenberg, Dean Guaneli, John Havelock, David Lawer, Denis Lazarus, Katheryn Lynch, Michael Andrew Martin, Stephen Merrill, David Millen, Robert Noreen, Ron Offret, Ted Pease, Barbara Powell, J. Justin Ripley, Patrick Ross, Joel Rothberg. Mitchel Schapira, Brian Shute, James Stanley, John Thorsness and William Timme.
Congratulations to Cheryl McKay – Recipient of the Judge Nora Guinn Award!
Cheryl McKay – President-Elect received the Judge Nora Guinn Award.
Nora Guinn established a benchmark as the first Alaska Native woman to be appointed as the Alaska District Court Judge. Cheryl McKay upholds the standard of integrity and public service worthy of Judge Guinn”s legacy. Dr. Shirley J. Holloway who nominated Cheryl, stated: “I was delighted to nominate Ms. McKay for this prestigious award. She epitomizes the hard work, values and achievements of Judge Gwinn in focusing her professional and personal life to forward the achievement of Alaska Native and rural Alaska residents. Ms. McKay worked her way through school to become an accomplished lawyer working with Alaska Native Corporations, Tribes and rural school districts to advocate on behalf of rural and Alaska Native youth. And I had the honor of working alongside of her in some of these important endeavors.
Ms. McKay is Inupiaq, with family in Unalakleet and Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. She is a frequent public speaker, presenting continuing education programs on corporate governance and Alaska Native history, lands and education issues. Her enthusiasm and dedication to learning her clients ‘ history, culture and future goals has helped Cheryl enjoy long lasting business relationships and communications with Alaska ’s Congressional delegation and State and Federal entities. She has traveled extensively throughout rural Alaska, often volunteering time and community participation to encourage youth to achieve their goals. She was instrumental in forming Alaska’s only federally certified Tribal College.
Ms McKay was honored as one of Alaska’s Top 40 under 40 for her commitment to the community and professional excellence .