Wake Forest Law OUTLaw members, alumni to help with health care power of attorney forms at Winston Salem Pride on Saturday, Oct. 19

OUTLaw, Wake Forest School of Law’s group for LGBT students and allies, is working with the Campaign for Southern Equality to provide pro bono legal services at Winston Salem Pride on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Student and attorney volunteers will be available from noon to 5 p.m. at a booth on Trade Street between 6th and 7th streets to help complete Health Care Power of Attorney forms. Volunteer attorneys include Bradley Weidemann (’96), Denise Gold (’99) and Rick Rutledge (’08).

“This service will be provided free to the community as an outreach program of OUTLaw and anyone at Pride is welcome to stop by our booth for assistance,” said Liz Vennum, OUTLaw pro bono/outreach chair.

“Health Care Power of Attorney gives individuals the right to determine who makes health care decisions for them.  In states without marriage equality such as North Carolina, this is an important tool for people who want to name a loved one to act as their health care agent and make decisions when they are unable.”

Vennum added: “We have some great Wake Forest Law alumni volunteering to serve as supervising attorneys and would love to have student and faculty volunteers join us and get involved.”

Saturday’s schedule is as follows:

10 a.m. – Mandatory training for all volunteers

11 a.m. – Enjoy Pride parade

Noon to 5 p.m. – Students help individuals fill out forms then volunteer notaries notarize them on the spot

For more information or to volunteer, contact Vennum at vennek12@wfu.edu.