Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Washington First Responder Will Clinic

The Washington Will Clinic is a program where volunteer attorneys prepare estate planning documents at no charge for fire fighters, police officers and other first responders and their spouses/state-registered domestic partners.

The clinic will be from 9am to 4:30 pm on September 10th, 2011. Please feel free to volunteer for either a morning shift (8:15am to 12:30pm) or an afternoon shift (12:15pm to 4:30pm) in the capacity of attorney, document drafter (law clerk or paralegal), intake personnel, witness or notary. Kindly note that this year we are using an online sign up forum, so to volunteer please follow the link below:

Washington Will Clinic Volunteer Sign Up

Attorneys: You must have your own professional liability insurance to participate in the clinic. Also, there will be a free CLE (1.75 credits) on September 7th from 12 – 2pm at Starbucks Support Center (in SoDo) to review basic estate planning and answer any questions (this is a great opportunity for all attorneys involved, but especially those attorneys who don’t practice estate planning on a daily basis). Please let me know if you are interested in attending.

Document Drafters: We will be having a training session in early September to review the documents and to answer any of your questions; however, you are welcome to attend the above mentioned CLE as well. Also, please note that you must provide your own laptop.

REMEMBER, we need witnesses and notaries too! Also, please invite any friends that you think would be interested in volunteering, the more the merrier!

If you have any questions, please direct them to Sarah E. Ondrak.