The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with the dozens of local attorneys, will be drafting free wills and other basic estate planning documents for firefighters, police officers, paramedics/EMT’s, and their spouses on October 13, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event is being held in cooperation with the national Wills for Heroes Foundation. It will be held in Smyrna at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East.
The Wills for Heroes program provides free wills and other basic estate planning documents to emergency first responders and their families. It has been the primary public service project of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for the last two years. To date, the program has served over 640 first responders in Tennessee, and over 300 lawyers have volunteered their time to the program. Nationwide, more than 7,000 emergency first responders have been helped. If you would qualify for this program and like to participate, please contact Aimee Luna, attorney from Legal Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 890-0905 by September 28, 2012.
Attorneys, witnesses and notaries are still needed to assist throughout the day. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Aimee Luna at email@example.com or at 615-890-0905 to volunteer.
The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with about 10,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA's dedication to serving the state's legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.
The TBA YLD is known for its active and enthusiastic support for public and legal service projects in the state. It coordinates the high school mock trial competition, presents law-related education curriculum to Tennessee students, organizes a statewide public service day each year and provides free legal services to the public through a variety of events.
About the Wills for Heroes Foundation:
The Wills for Heroes Foundation works nationwide with affiliate organizations to provide free wills and other estate planning documents to America’s first responders, including police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. Since November, 2001, the Wills for Heroes program has provided more than 7,000 estate planning documents nationwide. Attorneys Anthony Hayes and Jeffrey Jacobson oversee the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Join us in “protecting those who protect us”® at www.willsforheroes.org.
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