Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • In re Brion
    ETHICS Kristen M. Renberg, PhD In In re Brion, the supreme court held that the current procedures for disciplinary and reinstatement hearings for disbarred attorneys do not violate their due process rights. In 2009, a Hearing Committee found that Brion had violated his duties of diligence, communication, and handling client funds, and recommended disbarment. In 2010, the ...
  • In re Disciplinary Matter Involving Stockler
    ETHICS Christopher Dodd In In re Disciplinary Matter Involving Stockler, the supreme court held that suspension was the appropriate sanction for an attorney’s misconduct, since willfully failing to file income tax returns was a violation of ALASKA RULES OF PROF’L CONDUCT 8.4(b)(“a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer”), ...
  • Carr v. Alaska Bar Association
    ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY Macklin Willigan   Carr v. Alaska Bar Association In Carr v. Alaska Bar Association (475 P.3d 269 (Alaska 2020)), the supreme court held that health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic did not warrant allowing bar applicants to practice law without taking and passing the bar examination. (Id. at 269.). Seven applicants for the Alaska ...

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • In re Brion
    ETHICS Kristen M. Renberg, PhD In In re Brion, the supreme court held that the current procedures for disciplinary and reinstatement hearings for disbarred attorneys do not violate their due process rights. In 2009, a Hearing Committee found that Brion had violated his duties of diligence, communication, and handling client funds, and recommended disbarment. In 2010, the ...
  • In re Disciplinary Matter Involving Stockler
    ETHICS Christopher Dodd In In re Disciplinary Matter Involving Stockler, the supreme court held that suspension was the appropriate sanction for an attorney’s misconduct, since willfully failing to file income tax returns was a violation of ALASKA RULES OF PROF’L CONDUCT 8.4(b)(“a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer”), ...
  • Carr v. Alaska Bar Association
    ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY Macklin Willigan   Carr v. Alaska Bar Association In Carr v. Alaska Bar Association (475 P.3d 269 (Alaska 2020)), the supreme court held that health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic did not warrant allowing bar applicants to practice law without taking and passing the bar examination. (Id. at 269.). Seven applicants for the Alaska ...