The Alaska Trial Lawyers is a nonprofit organization comprised of trial lawyers who represent the interests of people who have been injured or who have unfairly suffered due to the negligent action of others. The organization is also known as the Alaska Association for Justice.
The beginnings of the Alaska Association for Justice can be traced back to meetings that began in the early 1970s with a group of trial lawyers in Alaska. By the mid-1970s, the group formed a chapter of the national trial lawyer group, the American Association for Justice formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). The organization’s first president was Ames Luce.
Today, the Alaska Trial Lawyers has grown to include attorneys practicing civil and criminal litigation, large and small. Members network with each other during luncheons and dinner meetings with an educational speaker. The organization also sponsors an annual one and a half-day Civil Conference in the Fall with noted national and local speakers.