About Us

Formed in 1986, the Senior Lawyer Division’s (SLD) mission is to serve as an advocate for senior lawyers and their families. The SLD has over 60,000 of the most senior and accomplished members of the ABA. Starting in 2016, Association members who were 62 years of age and above became automatic members of SLD. They participate in a wide range of activities within the Division and the Association. In addition, the SLD has liaisons to other ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums as well as to many of the Standing and Special committees. The Division publishes books, periodicals, and e-newsletters for members. The most popular books are in the areas of elder law, inheritance planning, and a series of checklists for senior citizens with AARP. Our Division also publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Voice of Experience, and a quarterly magazine, Experience. Beyond publications, the SLD executes programmatic efforts by hosting summits and webinars on topics such as elder law, succession planning, retirement planning, switching to part-time, handling transitions, mentoring, pro bono service, senior driving issues, Medicare, working with clients or colleagues with Alzheimer’s or diminished capacity, and other senior well-being issues.

Council

  • Jeffrey M. Allen

    Oakland, CA

    2019

  • Anthony H. Barash

    Chicago, IL

    2022

  • Charles S. Brown

    Arlington, VA

    2019

  • Karen P. Campell

    Tallahassee, FL

    2022

  • Leonard H. Gilbert

    Tampa, FL

    2020

  • Sheila Slocum Hollis

    Washington, DC

    2020

  • Richard M. Leslie

    Coral Gables, FL

    2019

  • William Mock

    Chicago, IL

    2021

  • Harry Truman Moore

    Paragould, AK

    2022

  • Kerry R. Peck

    Chicago, IL

    2019

  • Savannah Potter-Miller

    Atlanta, GA

    2022

  • James Riehl

    Seattle, WA

    2021

  • James L. Schwartz

    Chicago, IL

    2020

  • Saul A. Wolfe

    Livingston, NJ

    2020

  • Richard Goodwin, Honorary Member

    Fresno, CA

    2020

  • Donna J. Jackson, Honorary Member

    Oklahoma City, OK

    2020

Leadership Directory

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