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Alaska Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Alaska Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Alaska Const.)
- Session Laws
Appended to these collections of session laws are laws vetoed by the governor as well as legislative resolves. Note: On any of the pages linked here, a link for a chaptered law could be broken; in that case, use the link for the underlying bill. (Also, on each page linked here, the heading for the list of laws and legislative resolves shows the next-following year after the legislative session: for example, “1995” for the 18th Legislature, 1993-1994.)
- Alaska Statutes (Alaska Stat.)
See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
Alaska Rules of Procedure and Practice
Alaska Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Orders • Decisions • Opinions
Alaska Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and boroughs (which, in Alaska, are functionally similar to counties). Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county (borough) web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Alaska Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Alaska law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- Alaska Law Review (Alaska L. Rev.)
[Duke Univ. Sch. of Law]
Other Alaska Commentary
Alaska Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Alaska Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
U.S. District Court: Criminal Justice Act Information
U.S. District Court: New Attorney Reference Manual
“This reference Manual has been prepared to familiarize new attorneys with the administrative aspects of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. This Manual is only a guide. It is not intended to answer questions regarding practice and is not a substitute for statutes, rules and case law.”
- Jury Instructions: Civil • Criminal
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Forms
- Department of Revenue Forms Index
- Business Entity Forms
Other Alaska Resources
Alaska Bar Association
Northwest Indian Bar Association
See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
NOTE: There are no law schools in Alaska.
Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
Canadian consular services for Alaska residents. There is also a consulate in Anchorage (for business and trade matters only).
Legal Research and Assistance
- Alaska State Law Library
See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
- Legal Research - Alaska Resources
[Alaska State Law Library]
- Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Alaska Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Alaska law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Alaska.
- Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
[Pro Bono Net (N.Y.) / Alaska Legal Services Corp.] — “AlaskaLawHelp is a guide to civil legal services and resources for low-income persons and seniors in Alaska. This site provides information on various free and low-cost legal programs in Alaska, including basic eligibility and contact information. Here you can find links to web sites offering helpful information, schedules of free self-help clinics, forms, and legal education documents that give you basic information on a number of legal problems.”
- Alaska Legal Services Corporation
“Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.”
- Alaska Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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