Senior Lawyers Division

Recipient of the 2018 ABA Section Officer's Conference (SOC) Collaboration Award for its work on addressing the opioid epidemic with a summit in May 2018, the Senior Lawyers Division serves experienced lawyers and American families. The Division promotes professionalism in the law and assists lawyers and judges transitioning in their careers.

ABA COVID-19 Resources

The ABA has many CLE webinars that address some of your questions on the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as CLE on hundreds of other topics, free to ABA members.

ABA members age 62 and over get new benefits

ABA members age 62 and over are eligible to receive several new free benefits including a quarterly print magazine, monthly e-newsletters, and access to webinars and travel programs. These experienced members are automatically enrolled in the ABA's Senior Lawyers Division without any additional dues obligation.

Voice of Experience: August 2020

Guardianships are a loaded legal subject. In this issue we discuss what they are, how to get one and when they are appropriate. We also dive into the newest efforts to best assist courts, and those in court protection, in implementing and monitoring guardianships.

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Exclusive 50% Discount on Project Service Fees through Lawyer Exchange

The ABA is excited to offer an exclusive member benefit through Lawyer Exchange, an online community of over 3,000 high quality attorneys who can be hired on a project basis for law practices who are looking for extra hands, expertise in niche practice areas, or to assist with coverage for long-term leave.

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The most important work of any ABA group happens in its committees. Several of the Senior Lawyers Division substantive committees are seeking new members to make meaningful contributions. Learn more, and sign up today!

About SLD

The SLD has nearly 50,000 of the most senior and accomplished members of the ABA. Any member age 62 and over are automatically enrolled. The Division is active in providing member benefits such as magazines, e-newsletters, and webinars for members through the expertise of its many substantive committees and under the direction of its dedicated leaders.

Do you suspect elder abuse?

The ABA SLD Elder Abuse Prevention Committee announces the launch of the Inter-Disciplinary Elder Abuse Support (IDEAS) Team, a resource for attorneys working on complex elder abuse cases. If you would like to consult with other attorneys, National Adult Protective Services, or a Social Worker, fill out this form and submit it prior to the quarterly Senior Lawyer’s Division Elder Abuse Prevention Committee meeting call, where you may be invited to discuss the case. Please send completed forms to The next call is scheduled for Oct. 13th at 1pm ET. Join Zoom Meeting online with this URL: Or join by phone US Toll-free 888 475 4499 or 877 853 5257 (or find your local number: then enter Meeting ID: 319 566 435 #

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Webinar: Trusted Contact Persons: A New Tool for Protecting the Investment Accounts of Seniors

Studies show that the elderly are vulnerable to fraudulent schemes in most instances due to cognitive impairment and often times, it’s by a predator that they know (caregiver, close relative, etc.).

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SLD Wins the Outstanding Collaboration Award

And the winner is…us! On September 27th, 2018 the SLD took home the Section Officers Conference Outstanding Collaboration Award for our collaborative effort in addressing the growing opioid epidemic in our country.

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