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Create and amend Alaska Rules of Court
The Alaska Rules of Court are the rules for the administration of all courts in the state and for practice and procedure in civil and criminal cases established by the supreme court under the authority of the Alaska Constitution. The supreme court has also adopted rules for the practice of law in Alaska and procedural rules for children's matters, probate, and appeals.
The current Rules are available above, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries and some public libraries. The official publisher of the Alaska Rules of Court is Tower Publishing. Their toll-free number is 1-800-969-8693.
Most Alaska rules are enacted and amended by supreme court order (SCO), which the court issues on a periodic basis. Print versions of all SCOs are available at the Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks law libraries. The Alaska Legislature may also change the court's procedural rules by passing an act expressing its intent to do so by a two-thirds majority of both houses. The Alaska Legislature website provides information about pending legislation.
Rule Changes since October 15, 2013 (date of publication of the 2013-2014 main edition of the Alaska Rules of Court):
Note: If you are not able to access the PDF files listed below, please contact Court Rules at 907-264-8231 for assistance.
|RULE CHANGED||SUPREME COURT ORDER||EFFECTIVE DATE|
|Administrative Rule 6||amended by SCO 1817||effective November 22, 2013|
|Administrative Rule 40(a)||amended by SCO 1822||effective August 1, 2014|
|Administrative Rule 41||amended by SCO 1835||effective June 25, 2014|
|Administrative Rule 41||amended by SCO 1839||effective July 15, 2014|
|Administrative Rule 43.2||amended by SCO 1828||effective July 1, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 217||amended by SCO 1824||effective October 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 221||amended by SCO 1825||effective October 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 303||amended by SCO 1823||effective October 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 401.1||added by SCO 1778||effective April 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 402(a)(b)||amended by SCO 1778||effective April 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 403||amended by SCO 1778||effective April 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 405||amended by SCO 1778||effective April 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 406||amended by SCO 1818||effective April 15, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 508(d)||amended by SCO 1820||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 1, Secs. 1, 2, 3, 6||amended by SCO 1814||effective January 1, 2014|
|Bar Rule 1, Sec. 5||amended by SCO 1814||effective May 16, 2014|
|Bar Rule 2||amended by SCO 1814||effective January 1, 2014|
|Bar Rule 2, Sec. 1||amended by SCO 1830||effective October 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 2, Sec. 2(c)||amended by SCO 1831||effective October 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 4||amended by SCO 1814||effective May 16, 2014|
|Bar Rule 5||amended by SCO 1814||effective January 1, 2014|
|Bar Rule 12(k)||amended by SCO 1815||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 15.1||added by SCO 1706||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 21(c)(4)||amended by SCO 1811||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 26(a), (e)||amended by SCO 1810||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 26(i)||amended by SCO 1811||effective April 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 31(g)(3)||amended by SCO 1832||effective October 15, 2014|
|Bar Rule 37(a)||amended by SCO 1833||effective October 15, 2014|
|Civil Rule 3(d)||amended by SCO 1819||effective April 15, 2014|
|Civil Rule 4(e)||amended by SCO 1834||effective October 15, 2014|
|Civil Rule 84||amended by SCO 1834||effective October 15, 2014|
|Criminal Rule 11(i)||added by SCO 1816||effective April 15, 2014|
|Criminal Rule 18||added by SCO 1837||effective July 15, 2014|
|Criminal Rule 35.1(g)||amended by SCO 1838||effective October 15, 2014|
|Criminal Rule 37(e)||amended by SCO 1836||effective October 15, 2014|
|Delinquency Rule 21(d)(3)||added by SCO 1816||effective April 15, 2014|
|Delinquency Rule 23(f)||added by SCO 1816||effective April 15, 2014|
|Judicial Conduct Commission Rule 11(b)(1)||amended by Alaska Judicial Conduct Commission action||effective August 19, 2013|
|Minor Offense Rule 3||amended and note added by SCO 1827||effective June 24, 2014|
|Minor Offense Rule 10(g)(1)||amended by SCO 1827||effective June 24, 2014|
|Professional Conduct Rule 3.8 & Comment||amended by SCO 1812||effective April 15, 2014|
|Various Rules||amended by SCO 1829||effective October 15, 2014|
The Alaska Supreme Court seeks comments on the following proposal to amend the Alaska Rules of Court.
Comments are due by Friday, August 15, 2014
You may email your comments to Adam Keller.
Appellate Rules 503.5, 305, 403, 503, and 510(c) – Appellate Rules on Extensions of Time for Filing Briefs and Related Changes
| Rev. 17 July 2014
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