- Be graduates of a law school approved by the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools when the person entered or graduated.
- Be in good standing and licensed to practice (or eligible for admission to practice upon taking the oath) before the courts of another state, territory, or the District of Columbia.
- Practice law exclusively for Alaska Legal Services Corporation on a full or part-time basis.
- Cannot have failed the Alaska bar exam.
Approved attorneys are issued a waiver and may practice law before all Alaska courts. Attorneys may practice law only as required in the course of representing clients of Alaska Legal Services Corporation and must abide by the Alaska Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.
The executive director of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation is required to apply to the Alaska Board of Governors on behalf of the attorney. The application includes proof that the attorney is in good standing and licensed to practice (or eligible for admission to practice upon taking the oath) in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia.
The waiver ceases upon failure to pass the Alaska bar exam.