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
(May 2023)

Our Thursday, May 4, 2023 coffee hour featured Annette Kam, author of “Wait! Don’t Die Yet,” a complete guide to all of the things you don’t want to think about but should be thinking about before you or a loved one pass away. Annette’s book is enjoying great success as she passes 10,000 copies in print and is finding herself being recognized both at home and on the continental US by total strangers. Imua Annette! May your success continue and be multiplied many times over. If you missed it, you can catch Annette’s talk (and all Senior Counsel Division coffee hour talks) on the Coffee Hour Archives. You can also catch more of Annette’s insights (and free downloads) at annettekam.com.

SCD stalwarts Charlene Iboshi and David Ratz continue to bear the standard for the Agricultural Law Information consortium, which seeks to bring farmers and the legal community together to advance the efforts of our critical agriculture community in Hawai‘i Nei. Stay tuned for opportunities to bring your talents to the table to support our food-producing sector.

Next month’s coffee hour will feature yours truly holding forth on the topic of asset protection planning. Please join us at noon on Thursday, June 1 via Zoom.

A hui hou

Click below to view this month's SCD Coffee Hour: Wait! Don’t Die Yet!

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!