- The Alaska Bar Association has over 4,000 members.
- The Bar is governed by a Board of Governors, with nine attorneys elected by the membership and three public members appointed by the governor.
- The Bar is responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process.
- The Bar also provides continuing legal education and other member services.
Statement by the Alaska Bar Association
on the Heartbleed Bug
By now most of you have heard about the SSL security bug dubbed "Heartbleed." Regrettably, the Alaska Bar Association public website was among the many that have been affected by this vulnerability despite our security protocols and controls. Between approximately August 2012 and April 2014, any information exchanged between our website and its visitors has been potentially exposed. This includes credit card / payment information for CLE and DVD purchases. This does not include Bar dues payments on the myalaskabar.org website.
New Alaska Bar Rule 15.1 (effective April 15, 2014) requires all lawyers subject to Alaska Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 to sign a Waiver of Confidentiality regarding their trust account(s) and send that Waiver to the Bar Association.
Important links are listed below:
New Bar Rule 15.1 - Maintenance of trust funds
Overdraft Notification Agreement (revised 3.24.2014)
Waiver of Confidentiality
Financial Institutions Providing Overdraft Notification
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