The ABA Commission on Law and Aging

About Us


The ABA Commission on Law and Aging is a collaborative and interdisciplinary leader of the Association’s work to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of aging persons. The Commission accomplishes its work through research, policy development, advocacy, education, training, and through assistance to lawyers, bar associations, and other groups working on issues of aging.


2018-2019 Commissioners

  • Louraine Arkfeld, Chair

    Tempe, AZ

  • Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson

    Madison, WI

  • Neelum Aggarwal, MD

    Chicago, IL

  • Karen Coleen Buck

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Karen Campbell

    Tallahassee, FL

  • Teresa Curtin

    New York, NY

  • Carmel Bitando Dyer, MD

    Houston, TX

  • Kathy Greenlee

    Kansas City, MO

  • Chasity Sharp Grice

    Memphis, TN

  • Ricker Hamilton

    Augusta, ME

  • Paul M. Igasaki

    Alexandria, VA

  • Eleanor Crosby Lanier

    Athens, GA

  • Sandra Markwood

    Washington, DC

  • Dan Marson

    Birmingham, AL

  • Karren Pope-Onwukwe

    Glenn Dale, MD

  • Rachel K. Pirner

    Wichita, KS