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Alaska

08.08.210

Title 08. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 08.08. ATTORNEYS

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Sec. 08.08.210. Who may practice law.

(a) A person may not engage in the practice of law in the state unless the person is licensed to practice law in Alaska and is an active member of the Alaska Bar. A member of the bar in good standing in another jurisdiction may appear in the courts of the state under the rules the supreme court may adopt.

(b) The practice of law shall be defined in the Alaska Bar Rules.

(c) This section and AS 08.08.230 do not apply to the practice of law for the legislature by a person employed by or under contract with the legislature until the results are released of the third Alaska Bar examination following that person’s employment.

(d) Employees of the Department of Law, the Public Defender Agency, and the office of public advocacy, whose activities would constitute the practice of law under this chapter and under Alaska Bar Rules are required to obtain a license to practice law in Alaska no later than 10 months following the commencement of their employment.

08.08.230

Title 08. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 08.08. ATTORNEYS

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Sec. 08.08.230. Unlawful practice a misdemeanor.

(a) A person not an active member of the Alaska Bar and not licensed to practice law in Alaska who engages in the practice of law or holds out as entitled to engage in the practice of law as that term is defined in the Alaska Bar Rules, or an active member of the Alaska Bar who wilfully employs such a person knowing that the person is engaging in the practice of law or holding out as entitled to so engage is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(b) This section does not prohibit the use of paralegal personnel as defined by rules of the Alaska supreme court.

 

Rule 63 Unauthorized Practice of Law – AS 08.08.230.

BAR RULES

PART VI. MISCELLANEOUS

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Rule 63. Unauthorized Practice of Law – AS 08.08.230.

For purposes of AS 08.08.230 (making unauthorized practice of law a misdemeanor), “practice of law” is defined as:

(a) representing oneself by words or conduct to be an attorney, and, if the person is authorized to practice law in another jurisdiction but is not a member of the Alaska Bar Association, representing oneself to be a member of the Alaska Bar Association; and

(b) either (i) representing another before a court or governmental body which is operating in its adjudicative capacity, including the submission of pleadings, or (ii), for compensation, providing advice or preparing documents for another which affect legal rights or duties.

(SCO 924 effective January 15, 1989)


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