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Alaska Bar Rule 2, Section 2

It is your responsibility to read and understand Alaska Bar Rule 2, Section 2

and Bar Rule 5.

Electronic Communications

All information and announcements are posted on our website at You are expected to regularly visit the Alaska Bar Association's website to review the announcements and information posted there. The Alaska Bar Association corresponds with applicants primarily via the online system. You are required to maintain a current e-mail address and mailing address on your personal Alaska Bar Association Registration Account, and it is imperative that you regularly read all correspondence from this office, whether sent electronically or by postal service. It is your responsibility to ensure that e-mails from the Alaska Bar Association are not filtered as spam and to add to your e-mail address book.

Application Checklist

This checklist is only a guide to ensure you submit all the required items. Complete information can be found on our website.

  • Application - Complete and submit the electronic portion of your application. Do not submit the electronic application in paper form.
  • Filing Fee - Payment of admission fees can be made by credit card or via PayPal. If you need to set up a PayPal account, you can do that by clicking here.
  • Authorization and Release Form - must be signed, notarized, and may be mailed. Once you have submitted your application electronically, you may also upload the signed and notarized Authorization and Release form by clicking on the "Upload New Document" button located in the bottom right corner of your user home page..
  • Photo Submission Form - must include TWO passport sized (2x2) photos; must be mailed to Bar.
  • Fingerprints - One properly executed Standard Applicant Fingerprint Card; must be mailed to Bar.
  • At least three affidavits from employers, clients, associates or other attorneys or judges, which will establish that you have engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of your application for admission to the Alaska Bar (see the definition of "active practice" in Alaska Bar Rule 2, Section 2(c)). The affidavits must be notarized. Note: The affidavits are distinct from, and are in addition to, the employment and personal references in the application.

Request the following to be sent directly to the Alaska Bar Association from the authority:
It is YOUR responsibility to arrange to have the following items mailed directly to the Alaska Bar Association from each respective authority. Our email and mailing addresses can be found in the Contact Us link on our website.

  • Original certificate of graduation from law school; the certificate must contain:
    • Your name
    • The name of the law school
    • Graduation date
    • Degree received
    • The school's seal

    Note: The Certificate of Graduation is an original letter, on school letterhead, verifying your degree and the date received.

  • Certificate of Good Standing from each state or D.C., to which you have been admitted; must have been issued within the previous three months.
  • Statement of Bar Passage. At least one of the reciprocal jurisdictions must certify that you passed the written bar exam required by that jurisdiction prior to admission. This may be a separate document or included in a Certificate of Good Standing, depending on each individual jurisdiction.
  • Disciplinary history from each State Bar to which you are admitted; must have been issued within the previous three months.
  • MPRE score of 80 or higher from NCBE at an exam taken not more than eight years prior to your application for admission. The score can be submitted any time prior to admission.

Supplemental Application Materials

  1. Applicants with a military history must submit a Standard Form 180.
  2. Resident aliens must submit with their application an appropriate affidavit specifying sufficient facts to enable the Alaska Bar to verify his or her status with the Immigration & Naturalization Service.

The affidavit should contain the following:

  • A statement that the individual is swearing under oath to the truthfulness of the information contained in the affidavit and any attachments.
  • The information being sworn to
  • Signature
  • And an attestation of a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths.
I have read and understand Alaska Bar Rule 2, Section 2 and Bar Rule 5.
I understand that all applicants must submit fingerprints which will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. Applicants may change, correct or update the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record, under 28 CFR 16.34.
I understand that the information contained in my applicant file is privileged and will not be accessible to me or third parties, other than the exceptions provided for under the Board policies.