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 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence

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

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!


"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."

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:

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 .





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

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

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