Pro Bono Project to host ‘Wills for Heroes’ event with Young Lawyers Division of N.C. Bar Association on Saturday, Oct. 26

Wake Forest Law will host “Wills for Heroes,” sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the N.C. Bar Association, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Worrell Professional Center.

The ‘Wills for Heroes’ program provides legal documents free of charge to emergency first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. The program ensures that the legal affairs of the families of first responders are in order before a potential tragic event.

According to organizers, 45 potential clients are registered for Saturday’s event.

“We’re expecting about 50 volunteers consisting of attorneys, law students, and notaries who have committed to assist with the program,” said Aurora Stierwald (’14), who is organizing the event as a member of the law school’s Pro Bono Project.

The event will also include training sessions, during which volunteers will be instructed on basic North Carolina law regarding wills, durable powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney. The training will provide information for the notaries and witnesses about executing the documents successfully, according to organizers.

More information on the event can be found on the N.C. Bar Association’s website.