March 01, 2019 From the Chair

Our W-I-S-E Division

A message from the Division Chair

Marvin S.C. Dang

Aloha (Greetings) from Hawaii.

As the chair of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division for this bar year, I’ve chosen the goals of W-I-S-E:

  • W represents well-being. Our division will continue to focus on issues affecting the financial and physical well-being of our members and their families. For example, you can learn how we’re a leader in addressing the opioid crisis.

We must also ensure the financial well-being of our division. Your charitable donation to our SLD Program Support Fund of the ABA’s Fund for Justice and Education will enable it to continue to produce public service and educational programs. You can donate at

  • I refers to innovative. Our division needs to be innovative as we plan and implement programs and projects. Read about the latest activities on our website. And you can follow us on Facebook.
  • S stands for service. Our division must continue to be of service to you—our members—by providing you with valuable and important benefits.

Another benefit is our monthly Voice of Experience e-newsletters..

Still another benefit is being able to buy our popular and best-selling books at member discount prices.

  • E means experience. Our division’s strength is you—our 50,000 members with your collective experience. We have many opportunities for you to share your experiences, knowledge, and insights. If writing articles or authoring books is your forte, or if you’re interested in volunteering for one of our division’s practice and substantive law committees, we can use your assistance.

To join our team of volunteers, please e-mail your interest to our division’s staff at .

Mahalo (thank you).


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. His law firm’s practice areas include lobbying, creditors’ rights, and real estate matters. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.