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 http://www.courts.alaska.gov/forms.htm. If you're seeking state court records, you can use the Alaska Court View system (http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/) 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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17, Apr 2014 - My Turn: Keep public court documents public
The Alaska Press Club Board has approved the following resolution against Alaska Senate Bill 108, "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain records of criminal cases; and providing for an effective date." The Sixth Amendment of the U.S.
17, Apr 2014 - Anchorage School District faces $4.5M judgment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A judge has ruled that the Anchorage School District was negligent and liable for $4.5 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school. Superior Court Judge Sen Tan in late ...
17, Apr 2014 - Judge criticizes delay in Hutchison sex abuse case
FAIRBANKS — More than three weeks after the arrest of a tutor at Hutchison High School for alleged sexual abuse of a minor, Alaska State Troopers still have not provided a police report to prosecutors
17, Apr 2014 - Valdez, AK Exxon Valdez - 25 years after the Alaska oil spill, the court battle continues
Exxon Valdez, a massive oil tanker, foundered on rocks as it sailed out of port in one of the worst environmental disasters in history - affecting one of the most beautiful, wildlife-rich spots in the world. 25 years on, Joanna Walters has spoken to the coastguard, campaigners and residents about their memories of March 24, 1989        
16, Apr 2014 - Kodiak Island, AK Expert testifies in USCG double homicide trial in Alaska
Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposi
16, Apr 2014 - Kodiak Island, AK Car expert testifies in Kodiak double homicide
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposite direction five minutes later. ...
15, Apr 2014 - Alaska's largest daily newspaper sold for $34M
A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with...
15, Apr 2014 - Juneau, AK Lawyer: Troopers destroyed evidence in cold case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A defense attorney for a man charged in the 1996 shooting death of his girlfriend has told jurors that Alaska State Troopers destroyed evidence in the case.
15, Apr 2014 - Juneau, AK House committee moves PTSD sentencing bill
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans. House Bill 313, sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, would allow ...
15, Apr 2014 - Juneau, AK Alaska News Nightly: April 9, 2014
Troopers Name Two Pilots Killed In Crash Near Bethel; Murkowski Signs Onto ‘Regulatory Fairness Act’; Legislature Suspends Anchorage’s Tennis Court Grant; UAF Med Students Inject Wrong Substance; Statewide Smoking Ban Gains Traction In Senate; Howard Weaver Speaks On Anchorage Daily News Sale; Where No Shop Class Has Gone Before Download Audio
15, Apr 2014 - Juneau, AK State, feds to weigh options in Exxon Valdez case
JUNEAU, Alaska—The state and federal governments have told a federal judge they are reviewing information from studies on the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and will be deciding how to proceed in a continuing legal case.
15, Apr 2014 - Exxon Valdez: 25 years after the Alaska oil spill, the court battle continues
Mark Delozier remembers the crisp, clear night as if it was yesterday. He was a coast guard officer in Alaska when he got a call, just after midnight.
15, Apr 2014 - Juneau, AK Alaska News Nightly: April 14, 2014
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15, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Receives Broad Support
SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, The American Legion, Veterans with plaques surrounding the Memorial Cross, including Bronze Star Recipient and Retired U.S. Army ...
14, Apr 2014 - Oregon State Beavers women practice for NCAA first round match in Seattle (Photos)
The Oregon State Beavers women took to the court Saturday afternoon at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle to practice before their Sunday match against Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders in the first round of the NCAAs....
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