Allen Bailey

Liaison from the ABA Family Law Section

Allen M. Bailey, J.D., is a long-time former family law practitioner and former Municipal Prosecutor in Anchorage, Alaska.  He was a member of the Family Law Section Council for eight years and has been a member of the section=s Publications Development Board for more than 10 years.  He is a past chair of the section=s Domestic Violence Committee and the section=s Child Custody Committee.

Bailey is co-author of Alaska=s statute establishing a presumption against placing a child in custody of an abusive parent.  Bailey is past president of Abused Women=s Aid in Crisis, Inc., a women=s shelter, and a 12-year member of its board.  He is a member of the Anchorage Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Caucus.  He received the Alaska Attorney General=s Pro Bono Award in 2011; a Distinguished Service Award from the Anchorage Bar Association in 2015; and a 20-20 Award from the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence at its annual meeting in Chicago in 2015.

He authored Allen M. Bailey, ARestricting Contact With Toxic Fathers,@ in 2 Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, No. 3 (Winter 2010), p. 225; Allen M. Bailey, APrioritizing Child Safety as the Prime Best-interest Factor,@ 47 FLQ 35 (July 2013); a chapter on Child Custody Litigation in The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Legal Practice, 2nd Ed., ABA Commission on Domestic Violence (2004); and reviewed Bancroft and Silverman, The Batterer As Parent; Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, and Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, for Family Law Quarterly in 2005.