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 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.

SLD Turns 35!

As SLD turns 35 discover the intrigue in the process of its founding, the division's outstanding achievements, and the work that is still ongoing!

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Attend the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference

9.0 CLE Credits | October 6-8, 2021 | Join the ABA Commission on Law & Aging for their annual national institute dedicated to housing, Medicare and Medicaid, diversity, guardianship and more!

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2021 Dispute Resolution Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

6.25 CLE Credits | Nov. 4-6, 2021 | Join us for an exploration of new mediation frontiers in a post-pandemic world of technologies and innovations with opportunities to learn from some of the leading authorities in the field.

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Guardianship Podcast Series

The ABA Seniors Lawyers Division, in conjunction with the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, presents a podcast series exploring guardianship issues and how lawyers may guide clients facing the question of guardianship. Listen to the first episode, exploring where the Netflix movie "I Care a Lot" got guardianship all wrong.

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Voice of Experience: September 2021

The dawn of a new bar year means countless new programs, exciting committee work, and cutting edge publications! Read more about this exciting year to come!

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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 ABA member can join for free. Those 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 is proud to offer 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 Click "Learn More" below to see the schedule of upcoming meetings.

SLD Elder Abuse Prevention Committee

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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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