Pro Bono Project helps Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center patients receive free legal help

This academic year, the Pro Bono Project has teamed up with Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to provide advance directives to patients in-house at these clinics.

Each week students pair up with a Womble Carlyle attorney at either the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center, or Downtown Health Plaza and walk through advance directives documents with patients at these centers. These easy-to-read forms include healthcare power of attorneys, general power of attorneys, and living wills for patients to fill out.

“With more than 40 students trained, this is one of our most popular programs and gives both students and supervising attorneys the wonderful opportunity to interact with various healthcare professionals,” says Outreach Director Beth Hopkins, adviser to the Pro Bono Project. “We are proud and extremely optimistic for the future of this program.”

If you would like to learn more about this program, or would like to volunteer, please contact Group Project Coordinator for Advanced Directives Rebecca Hendrix at hendmr12@wfu.edu.