The law school became the Delaware affiliate for Wills For Heroes in March 2010, a move that brought the pro bono program to the First State for the first time. The first document-preparation event was held April 17
with much success and school officials are ready to offer the service again.
Widener Law is now accepting attorney and student volunteers to take part in the July 10 event. The event is open to Delaware firefighters, paramedics, police, correction and probation officers and their spouses or partners. Volunteers will prepare, at no cost, wills, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorneys.
Appointments last about 90 minutes to two hours and clients leave with all documents signed, witnessed, notarized and in effect. The law school keeps no copies.
“Part of our mission at Widener Law is to give back to the communities we call home. First responders put their lives on the line to keep Delawareans safe. It is a privilege to coordinate our people and our resources to help them make these personal arrangements, which are vital to piece of mind and family security. What better way to say thank you?”
To make an appointment to obtain legal documents, or to volunteer your services as an attorney, call 302.477.2016.