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Board: Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar

Board identification number: 010


Authority: AS 08.08.040, AS 08.01.010, AS 08.03.010; Chapter 196, SLA 1955

Status: Active

Sunset date: June 30, 2029

Requirements: Legislative Confirmation

Prohibitions: None

Term: 3 years

Chair: Members select.

Description: The board is made up of 12 members, three of which are non-attorneys appointed by Governor and subject to legislative confirmation. The remaining nine seats are filled by the Alaska Bar Association (ABA). Two of the members appointed by the ABA are required to be from Alaska’s 1st judicial district, four from Alaska’s 3rd judicial district, and another two from the 2nd or 4th judicial districts. The final member of the board can be from anywhere in the state.

Function: The board governs the Alaska Bar Association, administers the bar exam, approves and recommends rules concerning the practice of law in Alaska to the State Supreme Court, provides disciplinary action for the ABA, and provides continuing legal education and membership services.

Special facts: The board delivers an annual report to Legislature. Legislative confirmation is required for public members only. A member of the Board of Governors each year shall complete the mandatory ethics continuing legal education requirements and the voluntary continuing legal education requirements set out in the Alaska Bar Rules.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: 4 times per year; 2 day meetings; 8 days total. (Board meets in early September, late October, January, and May)

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Danielle Bailey
Executive Director
840 K Street
Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 272-7469
Fax: (907) 272-2932

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