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Committee Solicitations 2017

Fax: 907-272-2932
Mail: P.O. Box 100279 Anchorage, AK 99510-0279

Committee Descriptions

Alaska Bar Rag: The editor of the Alaska Bar Rag seeks lawyers interested in contributing articles, writing news stories, or trying a column.

Fair & Impartial Courts: This
is responsible for activities to educate the public about and promote the concept of fair and impartial courts.

Lawyers’ Assistance: Committee members provide information on substance abuse, make referrals, assist in alcohol screening or participate in interventions.

Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct: This committee reviews suggested amendments to the ARPC and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Fee Arbitration Panels: Established in Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks, these committees are charged
by Bar rule with arbitrating fee disputes between attorneys and clients.

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection: This committee is the oversight body for the Association’s Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.

Continuing Legal Education: This committee is charged with setting policy regarding the delivery of legal education
to the membership of the Bar, and determines the subject matter to be addressed by CLE seminars.

: This committee presents programs and preserves the history of

the Alaska Bar.

Mediation Panels: Established in each of the judicial districts, these panels are created by Bar rule and charged with providing a means of settling disputes between attorneys and clients when the problems are neither irreconcilable nor judged to be a matter for fee arbitration or discipline.

*Discipline Divisions & Hearing Committees: Established in each of the judicial districts, these area discipline divisions are created by Bar rule and charged with holding hearings to assess the validity of allegations of improper conduct against a member of the Association.

Law Examiners: This committee grades
the essay portion of the Alaska Bar Examination.

Pro Bono Service: This committee is responsible for identifying and promoting activities which would facilitate the provision of pro bono services and encourage all attorneys to provide pro bono service.

*Applicants for this committee must submit a
resume or a brief letter stating your background; appointments for 4-year terms
are made by the Chief Justice from lists proposed
by the Board.
See Bar Rule 12 for more information.

Law Related Education: This
committee develops and participates in various law related programs for teachers, students and the public.

Tutors: This committee offers tutoring services to applicants who fail the Alaska Bar Examination. Guidelines are provided on how to tutor applicants writing essay exams.

Ethics: This committee researches and writes ethics opinions for the Association at the request of Bar Counsel and/or the Board of Governors.

2017 Committee Solicitation Form




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