Alaska Bar Association

Alaska’s legal system can be daunting for the average citizen, and not everyone can afford professional help. The Alaska Bar Association tries to get private attorneys to donate time to needy clients, but there are fewer lawyers who can do that. The Alaska Bar Association is trying to close the “justice gap.”

The landscape for legal services is about to shift in Alaska, as more older attorneys retire. A lot of Alaska’s 4,500 or so practicing attorneys started out in the 1970s or 1980s, and are getting ready to leave the profession. The Bar Association is worried about a brain drain that might hurt Alaska consumers.