ANCHORAGE BAR ASSOCIATION
Resolution No. 2007-1
A RESOLUTION SEEKING REPEAL OF CIVIL CASE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
WHEREAS, AS 09.68.130, Alaska Civil Rule 41(a)(3) and Appellate Rule 511(e) presently require the submission of information about the resolution of Civil Cases to the Alaska Judicial Council upon the completion of many civil cases on a form prepared by the Alaska Judicial Council,
WHEREAS, the preparation and filing of these forms is a burden on many attorneys and a financial burden on their clients without any corresponding public benefit,
WHEREAS, there is no apparent effective sanction imposed for non-compliance,
WHEREAS, the Alaska Judicial Council does not have adequate funding and resources to do anything meaningful with this information, and nothing is presently being done with it,
WHEREAS, whatever purpose the collection of this information was originally supposed to fulfill has been fulfilled by the published report of the Alaska Judicial Council dated February 2000, for data collected from September 1997 to May 1999,
WHEREAS, repeal of AS 09.68.130, Alaska Civil Rule 41(a)(3) and Appellate Rule 511(e) will allow the State, the members of the Alaska Bar Association, and their clients to save substantial amounts of time and money which are now spent to prepare these reports,
WHEREAS, the Alaska Bar Association may engage in legislative efforts relating to the practice of law, and
WHEREAS, resolutions substantially similar to this one were adopted by both the Anchorage Bar Association, and by the members of the Alaska Bar Association at its 2003 convention, and since the, and nothing has been done to implement these prior resolutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF THE ANCHORAGE BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE MEMBERS OF THE ALASKA BAR ASSOCIATION, that
The Alaska Bar Association shall actively work with the Alaska Judicial Council and the Alaska Legislature to secure the repeal of AS 09.68.130, Alaska Civil Rule 41(a)(3), and Appellate Rule 511(e), and its members are encouraged to actively assist in this effort.