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PLEASE NOTE: The links below are to the Alaska Statutes on the Alaska Legislature website.

Notification before disposition of collateral in consumer goods transaction AS 45.29.614
Disposition of collateral after default AS 45.29.610
Collection or court action after default AS 06.50.550
Bad check civil penalties AS 09.68.115
Private and class actions: civil action to recover for each unlawful act AS 45.50.531(a)
Satisfaction of judgment AS 09.30.300

Laws / Statutes

Alaska laws, also called statutes, are passed by the Alaska Legislature. The statutes are available online on the Alaska Legislature's website, and the current print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your local Legislative Information Office (LIO), and many public libraries.

Rules

The Alaska Rules of Court are the rules that are used in state court cases. They contain the procedures in civil and criminal cases and appeals that parties, attorneys and judges follow. There are different sets of rules depending on the case type. The current rules are available on the Alaska Court System website, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your Legislative Information Office (LIO), and some public libraries.

Civil Case procedures are controlled by the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure PDF.

Small Claims Case procedures are controlled by the Alaska District Court Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 8 - 22) PDF.

There are also Rules of Evidence PDF, which control what information the Judge or the jury may consider when making a decision in a case.

Regulations

Government administrative agencies write regulations about the specific subjects areas within their authority. The Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) contains the regulations of all Alaska agencies. The current regulations are available online on the Alaska Legislature's website, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your Legislative Information Office, (LIO) and many public libraries.

Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court issues decisions that interpret the meaning of the laws, rules and regulations and how they apply to various situations.

In the print version of the statutes and rules described above, you will find a summary of Supreme Court cases decided under a particular statute or rule. If you find a summary of a case that discusses issues that are similar to your own (or if an attorney cites a case in their papers) you can read the entire decision for that case in either the Alaska Reporter or the Pacific Reporter. These Reporters contain the published Alaska Supreme Court decisions in chronological order.

The Alaska Reporter and Pacific Reporter are available in print at all Alaska Court System law libraries and some public libraries. Before the cases are printed in the Alaska Reporter they are called slip opinions. Slip opinions are available on the Alaska Court System website until they appear in print. If there is no law library near you, you can request copies from the Anchorage Law Library.

The Alaska Case Law Service provides free electronic access to opinions of the Alaska Supreme Court and the Alaska Court of Appeals. Included on the site are all opinions dated from 1960 and published in West's Alaska Reporter and Pacific Reporter through the most recent unpublished opinions.

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