The Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, as an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation and the Harford County Bar Foundation, Inc. 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 on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., 1403 Old Mountain Road, South, Joppa, Maryland, 21085. Volunteers will receive training from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and then will see clients for one (1) hour appointments starting at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 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 Bruce Villard at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-449-5476.
If you do not have your own malpractice insurance, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director, Jennifer Vito at email@example.com or (410) 836-0123. The Foundation will provide you with malpractice insurance coverage for that day.