Alaska

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This information is for educational purposes only. Do not rely on these cases as being the most recent cases. They are here to teach or illustrate a point of law only.

 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence

www.alaskabar.org

To find the Alaska Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, try

"Alaska Bar" + "rules of professional conduct"

If you want to find the ethics opinions of the Bar Assn., add

+ ethics opinions

 


alaskaparalegals.org

From the home page, you can find out about CLE, PACE, their ethics opinions, how to become a member, and lots more!

Issue: disqualify defense attorney on conflict with former client. Daniels v State (Alaska Ct. App., 2001)

.Rules 1.7, 1.8, 1.9

For an interesting article on this issue, search:

"Alaska Bar" + "dark side of the force"



Attorney disciplined for failure to communicate, failure to act diligently, failure to respond to Bar... In re Brion, 212 P.2d 748 (Alaska 2009)
UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts
Rule 63. Unauthorized Practice of Law-AS 08.08.230. . Ak. R.
Evid. 503(a)(1)-(2)

Control group test: Langdon v. Champion, 752 P.2d 999 (Alaska 1988)

Adams v. Teck Cominco Alaska, Inc., 232 FRD 341 (D. Alaska 2005)

 

Ethics Opinion 2009-2 allows Alaska lawyers to use "Super Lawyer" in their advertising. To find this opinion, search:

"Alaska Bar" + "Super lawyer"

Don't forget: you need to use the quote marks!

Search:

"Alaska Bar" + IOLTA

You'll find it there.

In re Brion, 212 P.2d 748 (Alaska 2009) Attorney disciplined for overdrawn client trust account

Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
. Richlin v. Chertoff 2008 US Supreme Court recovery of paralegal fees

Must show the court what work was performed. Wasser & Winters v. Ritchie Bros. Auction., 185 P.3d 73 (Alaska, 2008)



Court Rule 82(b)(2): "[t]he actual fees shall include fees for legal work customarily performed by an attorney but which was delegated to and performed by an investigator, paralegal or law clerk."
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Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAP) are in every state. They are typically organized by the state bar association. To find yours, search:

"Alaska Bar" + LAP


State-wide legal assistance program:

Alaskaprobono.org


The Family Law Self-Help Center is a public service provided by the Alaska Court System. You can find it with a simple search:

"Alaska" + "Family Law Self-Help"

Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.

 

Reporting Misconduct .
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Alaska has rules of discovery regarding electronically stored information. To find them, search:

"Alaska Bar" + discovery + "electronically stored information"


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