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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01, Sep 2014 - Anchorage, AK Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight
(CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes. Begich's Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, had released his own ad to counter Begich's commercial, and Sullivan's campaign […]
01, Sep 2014 - Judge dismisses charges in Homer sex-assault case
HOMER, Alaska (AP) - A judge has dismissed second-degree sexual assault charges against two Homer brothers accused of assaulting a 17-year-old boy with an object at a drinking party in September 2012. Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman dismissed the charges against Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, ...
01, Sep 2014 - Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted
Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage today about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Download Audio:
01, Sep 2014 - Guide on Animal Planet's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty to hunting violations, fined
A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations." Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center.
01, Sep 2014 - Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014
Attorney: Yup'ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted; Ad Knocks Begich's Stance On Women, Noting Staff Pay; More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access; Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review; Five Conservation Groups File Suit To Stop POW Timber Project; Tlingit-Haida and State Sign On to Improve Relations; 'Never Alone': Using Video Games For Cultural Learning ...
01, Sep 2014 - Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75
In this undated file photo, Robert Hansen leaves court in Anchorage, Alaska. / AP/The Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday.
01, Sep 2014 - 'Alaska' guide pleads guilty
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations."
31, Aug 2014 - Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty
A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's ''Wild West Alaska'' television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls ''paperwork violations.'' Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center. West also owns a gun shop, Wild West Guns, in Anchorage. The 13 dismissed ...
31, Aug 2014 - Republican Backed by Bush Advisers Wins Alaska Primary
Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan served in the President George W. Bush administration, including three years as an assistant secretary of state.
30, Aug 2014 - Christopher Lee appears in court, faces murder charges in Erin Corwin's death
A San Bernardino County Sheriff's crime report says Christopher Lee searched the Internet about how to dispose of a body. He faced a judge in Alaska Tuesday.
30, Aug 2014 - Anchorage, AK Alaska News Nightly: August 21, 2014
Alaska Serial Killer Robert Hansen Dies at 75; Anchorage Attorney Hired In Cases Against Bethel Police; Yukon River Kings Meet Escapement Goal, But Not Yet In The Clear; $1M Ad Buy Targets Begich for Absenteeism; Mat-Su Stares Down Deadline to Repay $12M For Failed Ferry System; A 25-year Look at the Anchorage Youth Court; Touring By Tesla: From The Mexico Border to Fairbanks; Tlingit Expert ...
29, Aug 2014 - Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has dismissed the state's lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year.
29, Aug 2014 - Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an 11-member panel will review a ...
29, Aug 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court: Native corporation's shareholders should have records access
ANCHORAGE — The state Supreme Court issued an opinion Friday saying an Alaska Native corporation shareholder is entitled to certain detailed corporate records, including those related to executive com
29, Aug 2014 - Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders - Lima, OH News Weather
(AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, file). File - In this undated file photo, Robert Hansen leaves court in Anchorage, Alaska.
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