The Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, as an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, is proud to sponsor the Wills for Heroes program. We are looking for volunteer attorneys and notaries to participate in a Wills for Heroes event to benefit the Frederick County first responders and their domestic spouses/partners. Volunteers will receive training from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and then will see clients for one (1) hour appointments starting at 10:30 until 3:30 pm.
The Wills for Heroes Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides free wills, advance directives and powers of attorney to first responders, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, corrections and probation officers. The foundation was started in response to the tragic events of 9/11, and is administered nationwide by local affiliate programs. At day-long Wills for Heroes events, volunteer attorneys meet with first responders and use HotDocs software donated by LexisNexis to draft the documents, which are then signed, witnessed and notarized at the event. More information on the Wills for Heroes Foundation is available at: www.willsforheroes.org.
You must have your own malpractice insurance to participate; coverage will not be provided for you. No experience in trusts and estates law is required to participate, although we welcome experienced practitioners. To volunteer, or to learn more about the program, contact Maryland Wills for Heroes coordinator Ashley Stinebaugh at Ashley.Stinebaugh@dlapiper.com or (410) 580-4167.