Courts in Alaska
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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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Alaska Court News
27, Jan 2015 - Walker Names National Guard Special Investigator
Gov. Bill Walker has named a retired judge as his federal investigator into the Alaska National Guard. Patricia Collins, a former Superior Court judge for Juneau, will conduct the investigation into the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio
27, Jan 2015 - Alaska court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case
The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
27, Jan 2015 - Circuit Judge Morgan Christen
Circuit Judge Morgan Christen, of Anchorage, Alaska, listens to arguments during a panel hearing of the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday morning in the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse in …
27, Jan 2015 - Alaska Court of Appeals overturns murder conviction for man in 'Last Seduction' case
The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
27, Jan 2015 - Alaska names special investigator for National Guard sex assault claims
Attorney General Craig Richards has hired a retired state court judge to serve as a special investigator to look into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard.
27, Jan 2015 - House committee passes border security bill
The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
27, Jan 2015 - Court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
27, Jan 2015 - Coupon prompts Alaska appeals court to toss theft conviction
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coupon for stolen merchandise has prompted the Alaska Court of Appeals to throw out a theft conviction. Donald Lynn Henson was convicted of stealing fishing equipment and motor oil from the Fred Meyer store in Soldotna in 2011. He was sentenced to three years in prison. The appeals court ruled Friday a coupon would have reduced the price of the stolen items to below ...
27, Jan 2015 - Platinum Creek Mine owners ignore federal summons
ANCHORAGE — Accused of polluting a salmon stream, employees of the first Alaska mine to be charged with federal environmental crimes were in court here Wednesday, but the mine’s former owners ignored
26, Jan 2015 - Alaska News Nightly: January 16, 2015
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Alaska's Appeal On Hold; Legislators Prefile 23 More Bills; As Work Continues On Spending Plan, Walker To Revive State Of The Budget Address; Mat-Su Borough Ponders Legal Pot; A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale; Kuskokwim 300 Mushers Ready to Race on Ice; AK: Starring; 300 Villages: Sleetmute Download Audio
26, Jan 2015 - Judge evicts former TV reporter, pot activist from buildin
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The rules are simple. Get a boat without an engine. And be the first to reach Alaska. Those are the rules for the Race to Alaska, a 750-mile marine sprint from Washington’s north coast to southern Southeast Alaska. The race isn’t designed as a luxury cruise. Instead, it’s a bare-knuckle, wild event characterized by some who have signed up already: a chin-up champion, a ...
26, Jan 2015 - Judge temporarily blocks termination of Alaska Guard brigadier general
An Alaska judge issued a last-minute reprieve for Brig. Gen. Catherine Jorgensen, one of three Alaska National Guard officers fired by then-Gov. Sean Parnell as the Guard scandal threatened to overtake his reelection bid.
26, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases; Alaska’s appeal on hold
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear four same-sex marriage cases and will rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans by early summer. This does not have immediate impacts on the legality of same-sex marriage in Alaska. Download Audio
25, Jan 2015 - Fairbanks, AK Militia head seeks delay in federal appeal
FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Alaska militia leader convicted of conspiracy to murder public officials is seeking a second delay for filing briefs in his appeal. The attorney for Schaeffer Cox of Fairbanks, Myra Sun, is asking for an additional 30 days to file opening briefs, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Cox in June 2012 was convicted of nine federal counts. Besides conspiracy to kill federal ...
25, Jan 2015 - Alaska levels series, 3-3
NO BALLOONS fell on the court neither a champagne party at the dugout as the Alaska Aces erased San Miguel Beer's first period 14-point lead and kept the momentum to claim Game 6 Sunday evening via an 87-76 victory, forcing a sudden death in their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven finals series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tomorrow night.3
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