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(Updated 5/5/2016)


Anchorage: Attorney Chair - Workers Compensation Appeals Commission

The State of Alaska invites applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission. The commission has jurisdiction to hear appeals from final decisions and orders of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  The commission’s office is located in Anchorage. 

The chair is a full-time state employee who serves as the executive officer of the commission.  The chair presides over hearings, rules on questions of procedure, advises commissioners on matters of law, and reports on the work of the commission. 

Members of the commission, including the chair, are appointed by the Governor from a list of qualified applicants provided by the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings. Appointments are subject to legislative confirmation. The term of service is five years. Members may be reappointed. This vacancy has resulted from the retirement of the Chair.  A more complete description of this position can be found at

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016.  To apply for the chair position, a candidate must submit a completed application form, together with a letter of interest, a writing sample conforming to the instructions in the application form, and a current certificate of good standing from the Alaska Bar Association.


(Posted 5/5/2016)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Boyd, Chandler & Falconer, LLP

Boyd, Chandler & Falconer, LLP seeks an associate attorney with 3-8 years’ experience for   commercial litigation and transactional work.  Strong writing, legal research and interpersonal skills required.  Knowledge of municipal law, construction, oil & gas, ANCSA, and land law a plus.  Salary DOE.  Excellent Benefits.

 Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

(Posted 5/4/2016)

Anchorage: Attorney - Hozubin, Moberly, Lynch & Associates

Hozubin, Moberly, Lynch & Associates is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 10 years of relevant civil defense litigation experience, to include all aspects of civil litigation, such as researching and drafting complex motions, conducting written discovery, taking depositions, and extensive experience in trial work.   Must be currently licensed to practice law in Alaska, present a professional appearance and demeanor, have strong written and oral communication skills, be able to work independently or with other attorneys and/or paralegals, and communicate well with clients and staff.  A competitive salary, bonus and benefits package is offered.  Please reply with cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and writing sample to:  Megan Follett, Hozubin, Moberly, Lynch & Associates, 711 M Street, Suite 2, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 or e-mail to:

(Posted 4/22/2016)

Anchorage: Part-time Contract Attorney - RCO Legal, P.S.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in civil litigation. Related industry experience a plus but not required.  Must have strong writing skills and the ability to work self-directed on a volume of files. This position requires local and statewide travel to courthouses.

Salary DOE with full benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, mileage reimbursement and payment of all required bar dues and CLE fees.

Please include a resume and a writing sample.

Apply here:

(Posted 4/14/2016)

Anchorage: Alaska Fellow - Native American Rights Fund

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) in Anchorage, Alaska is seeking applicants with a strong background in federal Indian law and public service for a two-year fellowship as NARF’s Alaska Fellow. 

JOB SUMMARY: Proactively seek out and creatively develop, lead, and implement projects or litigation that advances tribal sovereignty in Alaska; work with NARF Staff Attorneys and NARF clients in all aspects of complex impact litigation, including factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, trials, appeals, and amicus briefs; identify and research tribal sovereignty issues, and write demand letters, legal memoranda, and advocacy letters; represent NARF before various community and stakeholder groups; possibly build and lead coalitions with diverse stakeholders and work in partnership with other organizations. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  J.D. from an ABA accredited law school; a license to practice law in Alaska or the ability to be admitted by reciprocity or intention to sit for either the July 2016 or February 2017 bar exams; experience working with American Indian or Alaska Native tribes.

 ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:  $52,000 plus generous benefits.  

Position is for two years only and is not a guarantee of full-time NARF employment after the end of the fellowship. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit resume with application letter and names and addresses of three references no later than Friday, May 20, 2016 to Jill Rush, Office Manager at Native American Rights Fund, 745 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 502, Anchorage, AK 99501 or by email at 

NARF is a non-profit national Indian law firm that provides legal representation to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes throughout the United States. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Native Americans and Alaska Natives are strongly encouraged to apply.

(Posted 4/13/2016)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Banker Law Group, PC

Banker Law Group, PC is seeking an attorney to assist in a busy civil litigation practice.   Prior trial experience or exceptional law school performance is preferred.  This associate needs to have solid writing and research skills with the willingness to produce a high volume of work on a daily basis.  Salary based upon experience.  Bonuses based upon performance. 

Please fax cover letter and resume to (907) 222-2909.

(Posted 4/12/2016)

Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Institute for Justice

The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.  The position has several major responsibilities including providing civil legal services, including immigration legal services and case management social service support to victims of human trafficking.   In addition, this position will work with government agencies and non-governmental organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Alaska, to develop language access plans to ensure services are accessible to limited English proficient Alaskans.  We are a busy non-profit agency that provides civil legal services to all human trafficking survivors, immigration legal services and also houses a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provide an interpreter referral service. 

Requirements: J.D. degree, license to practice law in Alaska (may hire contingent upon passing the next Alaska Bar exam after date of hire), excellent written and oral communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs.  Strong preference for bilingual applicants.  EOE

Salary DOE.  Open until filled.

Submit resume and writing sample to:
Robin Bronen

Alaska Institute for Justice
431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 208

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

(Posted 4/5/2016)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens is accepting applications for an associate with school law and labor and employment experience.  A strong academic performance, and excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills are required. The candidate must have at least two years of legal experience.  Applicants must be an actively licensed Member of the Alaska Bar Association in Good Standing.  We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for a rewarding career. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to Tanya Wood, Legal Administrator,, 3000 A Street, Suite. 300, Anchorage, AK 99503. 

(Posted 3/30/2016)

Anchorage: Corporate Counsel - Coastal Villages Region Fund 

Coastal Villages Region Fund is currently seeking applications for a Corporate Counsel to work at our Corporate Office in Anchorage, Alaska.  The Corporate Counsel is responsible for ensuring CVRF’s compliance with a wide range of requirements, including business and maritime regulations and requirements, business contracts and agreements, human resources requirements, etc.  This includes: interacting and supporting legal aspects relating to vessel operation, participating in working with insurers regarding vessel claims, helping to support vessel staff as to legal relationships with venders and other third parties, providing personnel matter assistance, assisting in responding to claims relating to  employment practices, ensuring the protection of intellectual property, reviewing and/or drafting business contracts, vessel contracts, crew member contracts,  and other legal assignments necessary for CVRF to fulfill its mission, monitoring CVRF’s non-profit status or activities related to same, managing corporate compliance issues with federal or state requirements, and assisting in matters as identified by the Executive Team, including interaction with the Board of Directors, maintaining relationships with member communities,  and compliance issues relating to CVRF’s governing body.  The Corporate Counsel will work closely with CVRF’s General Counsel to coordinate and perform their responsibilities.  Some moderate travel is required.

TO APPLY: Please view this site for the whole list of requirements and skills required for this position.

(Posted 3/22/2016) 

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Clayton & Diemer, LLC

The law firm of Clayton & Diemer, LLC seeks a commercial transaction attorney.  Three to five years of experience with complex commercial transactions and healthcare law is preferred.  Clayton & Diemer is a well-established Alaska law firm with a dynamic practice. We demand high standards and we offer growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits.  E-mail resume and five-page transaction-related writing sample to

(Posted 3/8/2016)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Clayton & Diemer, LLC

The law firm of Clayton & Diemer, LLC seeks a civil litigation attorney.  Competitive candidate demonstrates the ability to support all aspects of civil litigation including discovery, pre-trial motion practice and court proceedings.  Experience with insurance defense is preferred.  Clayton & Diemer is a well-established Alaska law firm with a dynamic practice.  We demand high standards and we offer growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits. E-mail resume and five-page litigation-related writing sample to

(Posted 3/8/2016)

Anchorage: Legal and Policy Director - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is looking for a sophisticated, dynamic team player as our full-time Legal and Policy Director who will create, manage, and implement a program of strategic litigation and policy advocacy to defend and expand civil liberties. The position is in Anchorage, Alaska but will require periodic travel throughout the state and to Juneau during the legislative session.

 Partial List of Responsibilities

  • Proactively seek out and creatively develop, lead, and implement a strategic impact litigation program that advances key civil liberties by persuading state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, and regulatory agencies to recognize new or established legal principles;
  • Appear as counsel on behalf of the ACLU of Alaska and its clients in all aspects of complex impact litigation, including factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, trials, appeals, and amicus briefs;
  • Identify and research civil liberties issues, and write demand letters, legal memoranda, and advocacy letters;
  • Develop and implement a strategic legislative and policy program at the state and local levels to advance core civil liberties priorities;
  • Represent the ACLU of Alaska in meetings of ad hoc legislative coalitions and before various community and stakeholder groups; build and lead coalitions with diverse stakeholders and work in partnership with other organizations; and
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the ACLU of Alaska, with the Executive Director;


  • Law degree and a license to practice law in Alaska or the ability to be admitted by reciprocity or either the July 2016 or February 2017 bar exams;
  • Experience trying cases in federal or state courts;
  • Experience in legislative, political, or relevant policy-related work;
  • Ability to work with grasstops and coalitions and navigate internal political dynamics among partner groups.

Full job description and how to apply here:

(Posted 2/29/2016)

Barrow: Assistant Borough Attorney - North Slope Borough

The North Slope Borough Law Department in Barrow, Alaska, seeks an experienced attorney.  Successful applicant would advise the Borough Human Resources Department and supervisors on topics including, but not limited to, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, discrimination, employee discipline and benefits.  Practice also includes responding to EEOC/ASCHR complaints and representing the Borough in administrative hearings involving employee discipline. In addition, practice areas will include different aspects of municipal government law. 

The North Slope Borough is responsible for providing basic municipal services, infrastructure, and advocacy for eight Inupiat Eskimo villages located along the remote, northern edge of Alaska’s Arctic. The villages are small and isolated, and are not connected by road to one another, nor to the rest of Alaska. The region is home to a subsistence whaling tradition that extends back thousands of years, yet it also hosts some of the world's most advanced technology in the oil and gas fields throughout Prudhoe Bay. 

At least 2 years of experience as a practicing attorney is required.  Applicants must be admitted or be eligible for admission to the Alaska bar.  Bar admission is a condition of continuing employment. The Borough provides an excellent benefit package.

Please submit a cover letter, detailed resume and three references to Lieann Amante, by email at:, and fill out an online application at no later than May 20, 2016. 

(Posted 4/25/2016)

Bethel: Associate General Counsel - The Assiciation of Village Council Presidents

The Association of Village Council Presidents, a non profit organization in Bethel, AK is currently recruiting for an Associate General Counsel Attorney.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Benefits
  • 12 Paid Holidays  and 18 days personal leave in the first year
  • Employer paid Health Care for you
  • Retirement Plan with employer contribution after 90 days of service 

Summary: The Associate General Counsel, under the oversight of the General Counsel for AVCP, and working independently or in a team setting, provides direct legal representation and assistance to AVCP Officers, executives, and personnel, and advises AVCP’s member village tribes in tribal matters.  The Associate General Counsel is the first point of contact for employment and contract agreements for AVCP 

Contact AVCP’s Human Resources Department at 800-478-3521 for an application, to submit your resume or more information.  Review our job description at 

Per Public Law 93-638 (Indian Self Determination & Education Assistance Act) qualified Alaskan Natives/ American Indians are given preference but candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. 

(Posted 4/20/2016)

Fairbanks: Associate Attorney - Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson

Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson, LLC has a position available for an associate attorney with experience in civil litigation.  Successful candidates will be self-motivated and highly organized, with a minimum of two years’ related experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Send letter of interest, resume and three professional references to or fax information to (907)479-7966.  EEO/AA.

(Posted 4/8/2016)

Fairbanks: Attorney - Gazewood & Weiner

The law offices of Gazewood & Weiner is seeking a temporary attorney in the areas of divorce and criminal law. Experience in divorce and criminal law is preferred but mentoring is available. Offices are in Anchorage and Fairbanks but the position would be in Fairbanks. The position may become a permanent position. Email resumes to

(Posted 3/31/2016)

Fairbanks: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

The Child Protection section in the Fairbanks Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in Fairbanks. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation.  The position requires extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. The attorney in this position also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. The attorney may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

Attorneys in this section produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years of trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation, case management, and time management skills.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. The position requires an attorney who is a creative thinker, able to think and make decisions quickly, and able to work independently and well under pressure. The successful candidate will be committed to the child welfare field and able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public and witnesses. 

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.   

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described on the announcement ( Applicants should specify the position or positions for which they are applying. To be assured of consideration for a position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on April 4, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 3/22/2016)

Fairbanks: Associate Attorney - Downes, Tallerico, & Schwalm

Downes, Tallerico, & Schwalm Law Firm, LLC seeks an Associate Attorney to handle cases in a busy civil and criminal litigation practice.
Areas of law to be handled by the Associate include criminal defense, probate and estates, general civil litigation with a heavy emphasis on family law. 

Candidates should be admitted to practice in Alaska and should have the ability to work independently in criminal and civil litigation. Candidates should have experience handling depositions, written discovery, motion practice, court proceedings, and trials. Seeking a self-motivated and committed individual who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. 

Salary depends on experience. Retirement benefits available. Please email cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to

(Posted 3/10/2016)

Juneau: Legal Intern - City & Borough of Juneau

The City & Borough of Juneau’s (CBJ) Law Department is currently seeking two volunteer legal interns for its Criminal and Civil Sections.  The CBJ Law Department offices are located in the heart of Alaska's Capital City, and within walking distance of the Dimond Courthouse. 

The legal intern will provide professional assistance to the municipal
prosecutors and municipal civil attorneys. 

Only 2L students are eligible to apply for the criminal intern position.  Both 1L and 2L students may apply for the civil intern position. 

Must comply with Alaska Bar Rule 44 – Legal Intern

Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Minimum Weeks Required:
Must be available for at least nine weeks between June 1 – August 15, 2016.  Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

To Apply:

Submit: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and preferred contact method (phone and/or email information) to:

City & Borough of Juneau Law Department
Attn: Amy Mead, Municipal Attorney
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801

You are encouraged to contact the CBJ Law Department directly at (907) 586-0270

(Posted 2/26/2016)

Kenai: Associate Attorney - Gilman & Associates LLC

Gilman & Associates LLC is seeking an associate attorney to join its firm in Kenai.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska.  This associate needs to have good writing and research skills with the willingness to handle civil and criminal litigation.  Salary will depend upon experience. 

Please fax cover letter and resume to (907) 283-2009. 

(Posted 2/26/2016)

Nome: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time staff attorney in our Nome office. Position involves general civil practice on issues affecting the health, safety, and stability of low income Alaskans, with special emphasis on fair housing and domestic violence issues, and including tribal court advocacy and representation of tribes and individuals in Indian Child Welfare Act and other Native law matters.  Duties include intake and casework; working with community groups and providing community legal education and travel to outlying areas. Background working in cross-cultural situa­tions desired. Entry-level applicants are invited to apply. 

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver.  Information on waiver eligibility is found at Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, and data entry).

Salary $53,592 – $76,320 per year DOE.  Generous personal leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided.  ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff.  Native Americans, other minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will be open until filled.  Early applications are encouraged. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Leigh Dickey, Rural Supervising Attorney, Email:

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone or email inquiries regarding the status of your application, please.

(Continued 3/3/2016)

Sitka: Municipal Attorney - City & Borough of Sitka

Salary to $125,000 or DOQ/E.  Requires Alaska Bar membership, graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree, and extensive experience in civil law practice. Municipal practice and prosecution experience preferred.  Reports to Mayor and 6-member Assembly elected at-large.  This is a contracted position.

A complete job description is available at  Please send or fax letter of interest, resumes and references to:  City and Borough of Sitka, Human Resources, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Fax (907) 747-1846, or call (907)747-1816 for any questions.  Open until filled.  Applications first review after June 10, 2016.  Open until filled.  EOE

(Posted 4/29/2016)
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