Wills for Heroes Seeks Additional County Coordinators, Training for Lawyers to be Held Sept. 26 and 27 in Hershey

  • 9/2/2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Source: Pennsylvania

Wills for Heroes PennsylvaniaA special training session is scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27 in Hershey for lawyers who are interested in serving as county coordinators of Wills for Heroes events. A coordinator works with first responder organizations and other program volunteers to set up Wills for Heroes events in his or her county benefitting first responders and military veterans. See the online map showing the Pennsylvania counties that are in need of coordinators.

Wills for Heroes is a free service that provides wills, living wills and financial powers of attorneys to veterans, first responders and their spouses/partners. At the conclusion of one-hour appointments with legal volunteers, veterans, first responders and their spouses/partners receive notarized legal documents. The PBA Young Lawyers Division adopted Wills for Heroes as one of its statewide public service projects in spring 2009. Since that time, more than 5,000 first responders and their spouses/partners have received free wills and estate planning documents.

The county coordinator training will be held at The Hershey Company during the afternoon of Sept. 26 and attendees will participate in a Wills for Heroes Event in Hershey on Sept. 27.

For more information about the training and Wills for Heroes session, contact the PBA's Maria Engles by phone, 800-932-0311, ext. 2223, and by email.