The Alaska Bar Association is an instrumentality of the State of Alaska created by the Alaska Statutes 08.08.010 et.seq. Under the authority of the Alaska Bar rules adopted by the Alaska Supreme Court, the Bar Association is responsible to the court for the adminstration of the bar admission and discipline process. The Bar also provides continuing legal education and other membership services, and provides the public with a lawyer referral service and legal education training on topics relevant to businesses. For the lawyer referral service, call (907) 272-0352 or 800-770-9999.
The Alaska Bar Association is governed by a 12-member Board of Governors consisting of nine attorneys elected by the membership and three public members appointed by the Governor. Each member serves a three-year term.