Posted: October 18th, 2013 | By: Juliet Beckstrand
Eight Wake Forest Law students participated in a pro bono Wills Clinic during their fall break on Friday, Oct. 11, as part of the Pro Bono Project.
The clinic was held at the Alleghany Senior Citizen Center in Sparta, N.C., according to Aurora Stierwald (’14), a member of the Pro Bono Project, who helped organize the clinic.
Seven of the students are third-year law students — Garin Scollan, Sean McGonigle, Evan Mongiardo, Rebekha Garcia, Ashley White, Megan Driggers and Ben Zich. Second-year law student Alexandra Braverman also participated in the clinic.
The students assisted Chrystal Kay, supervising attorney, in drafting healthcare powers of attorney, the financial powers of attorney, wills, and advance directives for 11 low-income senior citizens. Kay works for the Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Winston-Salem office.
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a non-profit, statewide law firm that provides free legal services to low-income citizens. The Winston-Salem office assists in civil, non-criminal matters to eligible clients who request help with basic legal needs.