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Wills for Heroes on May 20

Wills for Heroes on May 20

The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association will be holding a Wills for Heroes event in Holly Springs, on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (the last appointment will be scheduled at 4:00 pm) at the Holly Springs Fire Department – Fire Station 1, located at 700 Flint Point Lane, Holly Springs, NC 27540.

No prior estate planning background is required to serve as an attorney or non-attorney volunteer, but typing and computer skills are helpful in order to draft the documents.

We need as much help as possible! Licensed NC attorneys are needed to draft the Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Paralegals, notaries, and law student witnesses are also needed.

Please consider volunteering all day, but we appreciate any time that you can volunteer. If you can only volunteer for part of the day, please indicate if you would like to volunteer for the morning session (9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.) or the afternoon session (12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.)

We will provide training sessions prior to the first appointment times. During the training sessions, we will provide basic training on NC law regarding Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney, we will show you how the HotDocs software works, and you will have the opportunity to practice with the software. First responders are provided with a questionnaire to fill out beforehand, and it corresponds with the fill-in the blank HotDocs software used to draft the estate planning documents.

If you are a licensed attorney practicing in the area of wills & estates, please let us know if you would be willing to help with the training.  In addition, if you have experience in the area of wills & estates, please let us know if you are willing to serve as a floater during the actual event to answer any questions that the other attorneys may have.

Prior to the event date it will also be helpful to review the following "This is the Law Pamphlets" available on the NCBA website.  

(1)     Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney; and
(2)     Protecting Your Assets: Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney      
If you or someone you know (including non-attorney staff members at your work or friends) would like to volunteer for this event, please click HERE  for more information and to register as a volunteer.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Rebecca Rushton.