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Supreme Court Orders (SCOs) not provided here are available in print at the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau law libraries. If you are not near one of those libraries, you may contact the Anchorage Law Library at 907-264-0585 to request copies of older SCOs.

All SCOs are provided in PDF format. If you are not able to access any of the files linked from this web page, please contact the Court Rules Office at 907-264-8231 for assistance.

SCOs since Fall publication (2016) of the main edition of the Alaska Rules of Court

  • 1881
    Adding new Bar Rule 43.4 permitting practice by non-admitted lawyers who qualify as military spouses.
  • 1895
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Adopting new Minor Offense Rules 5.1, 7.1, and 23 and amending Minor Offense Rules 1, 3-13, and 17-18 to clarify procedures, to clarify the authority of clerks and non-attorney representatives of the prosecutor, and to confirm when the minor offense rules apply.
  • 1896
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Amending Administrative Rule 6 concerning the court system’s responsibility to provide and pay for interpreter services for persons with limited English proficiency.
  • 1897
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Adding new CINA Rule 1(f), Adoption Rule 1(f), and Probate Rule 15(e) to highlight the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the new ICWA regulations (effective December 12, 2016) in cases involving an Indian child, and relettering the former CINA Rule 1(f) and Adoption Rule 1(f).
  • 1898
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Amending Criminal Rule 5(a)(1) to provide for citations for C felonies; and amending Adoption Rule 5 subsection (a) to acknowledge subsection (d) and amending subsection (d) to add a subheading.
  • 1899
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Amending Administrative Rule 40(b) to substitute "Not Published" for a party name that is protected; and amending Administrative Rule 40 (b) and (c) and adding a new subsection (d) to maintain the status of the public index while a request that the party name not appear is pending.
  • 1900
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Amending Criminal Rule 37(e) to clarify the status of certain search warrant records.
  • 1901
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Revising Bar Rule 43.1 to replace language referring to the "Alaska Pro Bono Program" with "a qualified legal services provider as provided in Bar Rule 43.2(c)(2)".
  • 1902
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Revising Bar Rule 44 extending to twelve months the period a legal intern permit is valid.
  • 1903
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Revising Bar Rule 16(c) to include permission to assess fees and costs associated with the discipline process.
  • 1904
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Revising Bar Rule 26(b) to include the "willful failure to file a tax return" under the definition of "serious crime" for purposes of imposing interim suspension.
  • 1905
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    In the Rules of Professional Conduct, revising the "Maintaining Competence" comment and adding a new "Retaining or Contracting with Other Lawyers" comment to Rule 1.1; revising Rule 1.6 to include references to technology and adding new comments on "Detection of Conflicts of Interest" relating to the merger and sale of law practices and "Acting Competently to Preserve Confidentiality"; revising the comment to Rule 1.17 on "Client Confidences and Secrets, Consent, and Notice"; revising Rule 1.18(a) and (b) and the comment to address technology relevant to consultations; revising Rule 4.4 to include references to "electronically stored information"; revising Rule 5.3 to refer to "assistance" and revising the comment to address assistance from outside the firm; revising Rule 5.5 to include language relating to foreign lawyers; revising the comment to Rule 7.1 regarding misleading advertising; revising the comment to Rule 7.2 to include references to Internet and electronic media; revising Rule 7.3 and the comment regarding solicitation of clients; and revising the definitions at Rule 9.1 by adding a new subsection on Solicitation, revising the subsection on Writing, and amending the comment regarding screening.
  • 1906
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Revising Probate Rule 2(b) to address the effectiveness of master’s orders for evaluation pending superior court review and revising Probate Rule 2(d) to add reference to orders for screening investigations.
  • 1907
    legislative style | non-legislative style
    Amending Criminal Rule 32.6 and Delinquency Rule 23.2 to update the procedures for restitution judgments as the court system assumes the collection functions previously performed by the Department of Law.

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