Courts in Alaska
Court Records, Directory And News in AK
Alaska's trial courts are called district courts and superior courts. District courts hear the majority of domestic violence, small claims, and misdemeanor cases, and superior courts hear all types of civil and criminal cases. If you're filing an appeal of a district court decision, you would file this in superior court. Alaska's court system also includes its court of appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court. There are no municipal (city) courts in Alaska.
You can obtain a number of Alaska court forms on their website, at If you're seeking state court records, you can use the Alaska Court View system ( to obtain information including the names of the parties, the type of case, and a copy of the court docket. You can also find information regarding wills in Alaska, and can even pay your traffic ticket online via Court View. If you're simply trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Alaska, you may get all of the information you need from this online database. However, if you want to get copies of court documents in Alaska, you must contact the court in question via phone, in writing, or in-person.
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19, Dec 2014 - Kenai, AK Roach trial pushed back to February
A trial date in the case against the president of the Alaska Veterans Outreach Boxes for Heroes organization has been delayed another three months while the man charged with scheming to defraud the community recovers from surgery. Frank Roach, 55, was indicted May 4, 2012 on nine counts – scheme to defraud, first-degree theft and seven counts of second-degree theft. Scheme to defraud and first ...
19, Dec 2014 - Court Decision Allows Tribes To Apply For Lands To Be Placed In Trust
Tribes in Alaska are celebrating a decision that allows them to apply for lands to be placed into trust status with the federal government. Download Audio
19, Dec 2014 - Court: Landowners may be eligible for compensation
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a group of landowners may be eligible for compensation after suing the state for burning their properties. The landowners' claim dates to 2010 when they sued after their land was burned during the Railbelt Complex wildfires in 2009. ...
19, Dec 2014 - Arctic offshore drilling company enters guilty pleas to environmental, maritime crimes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes.
19, Dec 2014 - Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas
A drilling company has pleaded guilty to committing environmental and maritime crimes in Alaska's Arctic. Bernie G. Wolford Jr., president of Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, appeared in federal court in Anchorage ...
19, Dec 2014 - Former Huslia postal worker to change plea
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A postal worker accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from a rural Alaska post office has agreed to change her plea, according to documents filed in federal court. Jenna Marie Lestenkof will enter a guilty plea to a charge of misappropriation of postal funds during a court appearance Dec. 18 in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Lestenkof took $46,489 in cash, checks and ...
18, Dec 2014 - Alaska faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices
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18, Dec 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court rules in case from 2009 Interior wildfires
FAIRBANKS—The Alaska State Supreme Court has ruled that a group of landowners suing the state for burning their property during a wildfire suppression burnout may be eligible for compensation.
18, Dec 2014 - Alaska News Nightly: December 18, 2014
Unknown Oily Sheen off Shishmaref Coast Returns; Governor Walker Shares Upbeat Message With Fairbanks; Scientists ID Two Bat Species Never Before Seen In Alaska; Court Decision Allows Tribes To Apply For Lands To Be Placed In Trust; Tulsequah Mine Study Outlines Taku River Barging; DEC Reaches Diesel Spill Site Along Dalton Highway; Fall Brown Bear Hunts Proposed Near Petersburg; Sealaska ...
18, Dec 2014 - Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal
The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue. Download Audio
18, Dec 2014 - Bethel, AK MacDonald named presiding judge for the Fourth Judicial District
FAIRBANKS — Chief Justice Dana Fabe, of the Alaska Supreme Court, has appointed Superior Court Judge Michael A. MacDonald presiding judge for the Fourth Judicial District.
18, Dec 2014 - Palmer attorney loses license, allegedly took funds from dead client
ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s highest court has ordered a Palmer attorney be stripped of her law license after the state bar association found she had taken money from her dead client, a would-be business part
17, Dec 2014 - With another blow to Alaska gay marriage ban, governor-elect still considering defense
ANCHORAGE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Alaska Department of Law’s request that an 11-judge panel review the state’s overturned ban on same-sex marriage, and the man who wil
17, Dec 2014 - Juneau, AK Alaska News Nightly: November 26, 2014
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions; Industry Blames Pirate Fishing as Red King Prices Drop; Iditarod Musher Hospitalized After Vehicle Strikes Dog Team; Palmer Man Sentenced To 50 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Charges; Regional Committee Votes to Hold Governance Convention; Decision Due Soon on ‘Distorted’ School Texts Depicting Native Tragedies; APU Nordic Skier To Compete In ...
17, Dec 2014 - Anchorage, AK Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's incoming attorney general vows his first order of business will be reviewing both the status of the lawsuit that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage and a National Guard scandal that rocked the previous administration. Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four ...
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