Wills for Heroes Event in Erie - Oct. 15 and Nov. 11

FREE Wills, Living Wills, Healthcare and Financial Powers of Attorney to first responders, military veterans, and their spouses/partners*

Wills for Heroes - Pennsylvania logoThe Erie County Bar Association (ECBA) and the Erie County Law Foundation are proud to again offer a Wills for Heroes event for first responders and military veterans in Erie County. This year the event will be held on two days - Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Friday, November 11, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

This program assists first responders and military veterans by ensuring that their legal affairs are in order should tragedy ever strike. Attorneys with the Erie County Bar Association will be volunteering to meet individually with first responders and military veterans to prepare the documents for registered participants.

First responders and military veterans can register by calling 814/459-3111

Appointments are limited and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Proof of residency in Pennsylvania will be required (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc.).
  • Confirmation of your status as a first responder or military veteran will also be required.
  • Appointments for each person last approximately 1 hour.
  • If you register with a spouse/partner, you will be automatically scheduled for back-to-back appointments.

At the conclusion of your session, you will have notarized legal documents: Will, Living Will, and Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney (or any combination thereof).

Individuals without an appointment cannot be accommodated on the days of the event (no walk-ins).

*If your estate exceeds $750,000, this service is unavailable to you due to the complexity of your estate and the limited time to complete the legal documents. For determining if your estate is over $750,000, include your cash, personal property, stock and bonds, real estate equity, savings, cash value of a whole/universal life insurance policy only (not the amount of the insurance policy or death benefit). If you are not eligible for Wills for Heroes, contact the ECBA’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service at 814-459-4411 to be referred to a private attorney.

  • Pro Bono
  • Wills / Estates