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Alaska Student Practice Rule

Submitted by Kay Hill on Thu, 09-05-2013
Long Title
Alaska Bar Rules Rule 44. Legal Interns
Published/Promulgated by
Name of entity
Alaska Supreme Court
Type of entity
Entity Contact
United States
Jurisdiction within country
Who is subject to this regulation?
A student who has completed at least one-half of the course work required for a law degree may file a written request for an intern permit.
Section 5. Act Authorized by Permit.
(a) A legal intern may appear and participate in all trial court proceedings before any district or superior court of this state, and in proceedings in the court of appeals, to the extent permitted by the judge or the presiding officer if the attorney representing the client is personally present and able to supervise the intern and has filed an entry of appearance with the court; a legal intern may also sign a brief or motion filed in the supreme court if the supervising attorney also signs that document;
(b) A legal intern may also appear and participate before any district court in small claims matters, arraignments, pleas, bail hearings, sentencings and recorded in-chambers conferences without an attorney being personally present to supervise the intern under the following conditions:
(1) If the supervising attorney has filed an affidavit with the judge before whom the legal intern will be appearing stating that the intern (i) has an effective legal intern permit on file with the Alaska Bar Association, and (ii) has previously been present and supervised in similar proceedings and that the attorney believes the intern is competent to conduct such proceedings without the personal presence of the attorney;
(2) If the client gives consent to the appearance. A governmental body may grant approval through its attorney; and
(3) If the judge or magistrate agrees to permit the legal intern to participate in the proceedings.
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