Monday, July 18, 2011

PA Bar Promotes "Wills for Heroes" Further

In an emailed member newsletter received July 18, 2011, the Pennsylvania Bar Association continues its support and promotion of a "Wills for Heroes" program, as pioneered in 2007-08 by the American Bar Association, through a specialized statewide program in the Commonwealth conducted by the PBA's Young Lawyers Division:
Invitation to Volunteer for PBA YLD-supported 'Wills for Heroes' Programs
The PBA Young Lawyers Division is a proud co-sponsor of the "Wills for Heroes" program in Pennsylvania. Through the support of volunteer lawyers and paralegals, the program provides free wills and other estate planning documents for police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who risk their lives every day for the safety of their fellow citizens.
Consider becoming a "Wills for Heroes" volunteer. Click here for more information, including a list of upcoming summer and fall events across the state. Click here for additional details for lawyer volunteers.
I've noted the development of such programs in Pennsylvania over the years. See: "Wills for Heroes" Workshops Multiply in PA & DE (08/03/10); PBA's Young Lawyers Sponsor "Wills for Heroes" (05/06/09); and Firefighters, First Responders, and Free Wills (05/15/08). The Program appears healthy and expansive.

Pennsylvania's program is conducted in conjunction with the Wills for Heroes Foundation. It is operated on a county basis through local bar associations. Click here for a list of county coordinators. For more information, you may send an email message to the PBA's Young Lawyers Division, the Pennsylvania program Director Dan McKenna, or the Pennsylvania program Co-Chair/Director Lisa Shearman.

PBA members can sign up online here to join a thriving movement with worthy objectives.