Rule 43.4 Waiver for Military Spouses
An attorney spouse of an active duty military service member stationed within the state may apply for a waiver to practice law. See Bar Rule 43.4.
The applicant for a military spouse waiver must demonstrate:
- The applicant is the spouse of a member of the military stationed in Alaska;
- The applicant is the graduate of an ABA accredited law school;
- The applicant is not currently subject to discipline in another state;
- The applicant possesses the character and fitness to practice law;
- The applicant has passed the MPRE at any time prior to admission with a scaled score of 80.
- An applicant for a military spouse waiver must register and submit an application
- A background investigation will be conducted. Once admitted, the applicant has the same rights and obligations of active members of the Alaska Bar.
- There is no application fee. Once admitted, the attorney must pay active Bar dues.
The permission to practice is terminated by any of the following:
- The service member is no longer in the military;
- The military spouse is no longer married to the service member;
- The service member is no longer stationed in Alaska, unless the service member is assigned to an unaccompanied or remote assignment with no dependents authorized;
- The military spouse is admitted to the Alaska Bar under another rule;
- The military spouse is suspended or disbarred in another jurisdiction.
- The military spouse must notify the Bar in writing of the termination. The termination takes place 90 days after the limiting event.