October 01, 2018 From the Chairs

Our Impact, Now and in the Future

Marvin S.C. Dang

As ABA members, we’re building a foundation for programs that benefit us as attorneys and our communities. Because we’re experienced attorneys who are 62 years of age or older, we’re automatically enrolled as members of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division without having to pay any additional dues. We have a unique opportunity to broaden our impact on our society through:

  • Our passion—We can volunteer from home or an office to provide free legal services to low-income populations through ABAFreeLegalAnswers.org. More than 38,000 questions have been submitted through this online platform that allows attorneys to answer legal questions.
  • Our purpose—The opioid health crisis has been called the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. It affects the lives and well-being of our SLD members, our families, our clients, and our communities. The SLD led an Opioid Summit in May 2018 to develop specific, meaningful, and practical solutions to tackle this epidemic. See the summit’s report
  • Our philanthropy—We can combine our passion and purpose with our personal philanthropy. Our gifts to the ABA’s Fund for Justice and Education, which supports about 200 public service and educational programs, can tackle emerging legal issues, minimize our yearly tax burden, and help us to leave a legal legacy.

My personal donations to charitable organizations, such as the FJE, enable me to achieve many of my professional, financial, and personal goals. I earmark a portion of my FJE donations to the Program Support Fund of the Senior Lawyers Division.

Please join me by making a donation at https://americanbar.org/groups/departments_offices/FJE/donate/div-seniorlawyers.html.

Through your gift, you’ll help harness the power of our legal profession to bring about a more fair and just society. Thank you!

Passion. Purpose. Philanthropy.


Marvin S.C. Dang

Marvin S.C. Dang is the managing member of Law Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLLC in Honolulu and has been an attorney since 1978. He’s the 2018–2019 chair of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division, a member of the ABA Nominating Committee, a delegate in the ABA House of Delegates, and a commissioner on the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. He served on the Council of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, is a President’s Club Member, and is a member of the ABA’s Society of Saratoga. A former legislator in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, he’s now a registered lobbyist.