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Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AKACDL)

About the AKACDL

Overview

  • Founder: Darrel Gardner, Rich Curtner, Andrew Lambert, and Steve Wells
  • Founded: 2009
  • President: Amanda Harber
  • Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Website: www.akacdl.org
  • Members: 200+
  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • OrgType: Nonprofit

Mission and History

The Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AKACDL) in Anchorage, AK, is the preeminent association for those working in the criminal defense profession in Alaska. This non-profit professional organization was established in 2009 by four defense lawyers — Darrel Gardner, Rich Curtner, Andrew Lambert, and Steve Wells. Today, AKACDL has grown to more than 200 members including many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the state of Alaska.

Members include both attorneys in private practice and those that work for the public defender's office. The members practice in both state and federal court defending individuals accused of criminal offenses throughout the state.

AKACDL provides continuing legal education for members, as well as year-round seminars and events for training advancement, networking, and recognition of its members. AKACDL is an official Affiliate Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Details

People

Board of Directors

Amanda Harber
Amanda Harber
President
Soldotna, AK
Andrew Dunmire
Andrew Dunmire
Vice President, Technology Director
Juneau, AK
Ariel Toft
Ariel Toft
Secretary
Anchorage, AK

Past Presidents

Jeff Robinson
Jeff Robinson
2018-2019
Anchorage, AK
Cindy Strout
Cindy Strout
2015-2017
Anchorage, AK
Andrew J Lambert
2013
Anchorage, AK

Champion of Liberty Award

The AKACDL Champion of Liberty Award is presented annually at the All*Stars Conference and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the cause of criminal justice in Alaska. 

Ben Muse
Ben Muse
2018
Anchorage, AK
Megan Newport
Megan Newport
2018
Anchorage, AK
Greg Razo
Greg Razo
2017
Anchorage, AK

Contact the AKACDL

Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AKACDL)
601 West 5th Avenue Suite 800
Anchorage, AK 99501
www.akacdl.org
Office: (907) 242-2869
Fax: (907) 646-3480

Online Profiles

More About the AKACDL

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining AKACDL include:

  • quality CLE seminars;
  • invitation to the annual "All-Stars Conference, half-day educational seminars, and luncheon meetings;
  • access to the members-only section of the website containing over 800 pleadings, briefs, motions and memoranda;
  • access to the AKACDL listserve; and
  • a voice before the legislature in Juneau on criminal justice issues.

The AKACDL membership classifications include: regular member, association member, new lawyer member, public defender member, and public defender association. The annual dues range from $250 for regular members to $125 for public defender members.

Former prosecutors with any local, state, or federal prosecuting agency are ineligible for membership for one year after such employment. Otherwise, former prosecutors can become members only upon a vote of approval by a majority of the AKACDL board.


Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Alaska

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Alaska which includes both AKACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the AKACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for AKACDL Past Presidents and AKACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the AKACDL.

Use this directory to find a criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county or city from the list below.


Criminal Defense Lawyers by City

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