Welcome to the Senior Counsel Division's Webpage

About Us

The Hawaii State Bar Association explored the idea of creating a Senior Counsel Division during its 2008 and 2009 bar strategic planning process. The Senior Counsel Division is a bar initiative to serve and engage our members who are age 50 and older, which comprises half of our membership.

During the bar's strategic planning, a key focus was to look to ways to both serve and engage this segment of the bar. Thus, a planning committee was formed to explore developing a Senior Counsel Division (SCD). The division was formally established April 23, 2009 upon the HSBA Board's approval of the SCD Bylaws.

Coffee Hours

The Hawaii State Bar Association’s Senior Counsel Division will continue to host Coffee Hours in 2020. Please stay tuned for more interesting topics! 

Live Webcast Instructions:

Please click on the following link .


The link will not go live with the seminar until 12:00 p.m. noon (Hawaii Time) on the day of the seminar.

Note: The SCD is able to provide this seminar free of charge by using a free webcast software program.  As a result, you may experience pop-ups, which should not be too cumbersome.


SCD Coffee Hour Archive:

Navigating Medicare 2019 (9/6/18)

Distributions from Retirements Accounts and Tax Strategies (10/4/18)

Asset Protection (2/7/19)

Wills & Trusts: The Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning (4/4/19)

EP Questions
Estate Planning
Guardianship Questions
Job of the Personal Representative
Joint Ownership
Powers of Attorney
Who Needs an Estate Plan

Latest Projects

Senior Counsel Division Free Legal Clinic at Palolo Learning Center

From the right, seated are Kristin Bryant and Alan Kido; standing are Greg Lui-Kwan, Mary Wong, Kiera Vaeena, Ken Wong, Mark K. Murakami, Dahlia Asuega, Wayne Tanna and Kimberly Towler. Not pictured are Judge Mike Town, John Egan, Charlene Iboshi and Representative Calvin Say

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Senior Counsel Division held its first annual free legal clinic at the Palolo Learning Center. The twelve volunteer lawyers did a marvelous job of meeting with event participants. Although the community turnout was relatively light, the legal assistance provided was well received and much appreciated. We have been invited back next year with the promise of stronger community turnout.

How to Volunteer or Get Involved

  • Contact any member of the SCD Board.
  • Contact our HSBA Staff liaison at scd@hsba.org.

2020 SCD Board of Officers and Directors

PositionFull NameEmployer
PresidentCarole R. RichelieuDCCA
Vice PresidentGilbert C. DolesAttorney at Law
SecretaryIan Lorne SandisonWatanabe Ing LLP
TreasurerMichael A. Lilly
Director - OahuMichael J.Y. WongAttorney at Law
Director - OahuRosemary T. FazioAshford & Wriston, LLP
Director - OahuScott A. MakuakaneEst8Planning Counsel LLLC
Director - OahuKenneth K.P. WongAttorney at Law
Director - Big IslandCharlene Y. IboshiLaw Off. of Charlene Y. Iboshi
Director - KauaiJonathan J. ChunBelles Graham LLP
Director - OahuGregory L. Lui-KwanAttorney At Law, LLLC
Director - MauiDavid Malcolm Raatz, Jr.Off. of Council Services
Director - OahuMichelle AlarconLaw Off. of Michelle Alarcon, LLLC