Senior Lawyers Division

Recipient of the 2018 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 members age 62 and over get new benefits

Every dues-paying ABA member 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—associates, lawyers, and judges— are automatically enrolled in the ABA's Senior Lawyers Division without any additional dues obligation.

Register Now! | June 2-3, 2019 | U.S. Supreme Court Trip

Join us June 2-3, 2019 to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Lawyers who are not members of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar may apply. You must have an active state license for at least three years, a certificate of good standing, and statements from two sponsors. ABA membership is not required.

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Voice of Experience | February 2019

Retirement can be as challenging as it is exciting. Learn must-know tips on how to make the most of your next chapter, including mobile device safety, planning as a couple, new hobbies or activities, and more.

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2018 Annual Meeting and Pickering Award

On August 2, 2018, during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago we celebrated the 2018 Pickering Award recipient Michael Gonring. Mr. Gonring was recognized for dedicating his long and distinguished career to helping the disadvantaged in a wide range of legal services, such as domestic violence, criminal appeals, and asylum-seeking.

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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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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 over 60,000 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.

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