HSBA Senior Counsel Division

About Us

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. The Hawaii State Bar Association first explored the idea of creating a Senior Counsel Division during its 2008 and 2009 bar strategic planning process. Thus, a planning committee was formed to develop a Senior Counsel Division (SCD). The division was established as a pilot project on April 23, 2009 upon the HSBA Board's approval of the SCD Bylaws, and recognized as a formal entity in October 2022 when it was added to the HSBA Constitution and Bylaws.

SCD President's Message
Scott Makuakane
(September 2023)

The Senior Counsel Division joins the rest of the HSBA `ohana in mourning the passing of our beloved former Executive Director Pat Mau-Shimizu. Pat was a fixture at SCD’s monthly board meetings and was an endless resource of wisdom and insight to us. We extend our sincere condolences to Pat’s family, colleagues, and friends. She is profoundly missed.

Please do not flag in your generous support for Maui and the recovery of Lahaina through the efforts of the HSBA as well as your favorite charities. While the horrendous fire is fading from the media headlines, the need remains. Your support is both crucial and deeply appreciated.

On the brighter side, our Thursday, September 7, 2023 coffee hour featured Chief Disciplinary Counsel Bradley Tamm, joined by former Chief Disciplinary Counsel and current Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel (Investigative Section) Carole Richelieu providing wisdom and practical steps to those of us who are winding down our law practices or anticipating that eventuality. Chief Tamm also shared ideas about enjoying a productive and healthy retirement—including by working part-time for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The excellent presentation was recorded and can be accessed (along with the previously recorded SCD Coffee Hour presentations) on the Coffee Hour Archives.

Next month’s coffee hour will feature Taryn Kumamoto providing insights about Medicare. Please join us at noon on Thursday, October 5, 2023 via Zoom.

A hui hou

Visit HSBA.org/CoffeeHourArchives to view previously recorded SCD Coffee Hours.

Schedule an appointment at bbh.org or call (808) 848-4770
Use code 3223 when you arrive for your appointment.

2023 SCD Board of Officers and Directors

PositionFull NameTerm StartTerm End
PresidentScott A. Makuakane1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Vice PresidentScott Michael Spallina1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
SecretaryGilbert C. Doles1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
TreasurerGregory L. Lui-Kwan1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuMichael J.Y. Wong1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - Big IslandCharlene Y. Iboshi1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - KauaiJonathan J. Chun1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuJean Malia Orque1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuHarvey M. Demetrakopoulos1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Director - MauiDavid Malcolm Raatz, Jr.1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuSue Vo Hansen1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuMichelle Alarcon1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Director - OahuIan Lorne Sandison1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM

 Senior Counsel Division Projects

How to Volunteer or Get Involved

We invite and encourage members to take an active role in Senior Counsel Division!