Wills for Heroes needs volunteer attorneys, notaries and support personnel to put on a successful clinic.
We have two roles for volunteer attorneys. If you specialize in the area of estate planning, you can volunteer as a clinic estate planning specialist. As the clinic estate planning specialist, you will be the expert that other volunteers and first responders go to with estate planning questions. You will also be responsible for overseeing the operations of the clinic on the day of the clinic. Each clinic will have an estate planning specialist.
Attorneys are also needed to meet with first responders on an individual basis, review the estate planning questionnaires completed by them and generate their estate planning documents with the use of a laptop and HotDocs, a document assembly program. No estate planning experience is required in advance (but attorneys must attend an OnDemand training prior to volunteering as attorneys at a clinic).
Notaries are needed to notarize the signatures of first responders when they execute their estate plans.
Wills for Heroes also needs volunteers to enter the estate planning questionnaire information into the computers and to witness the signatures of first responders when they execute their estate plans.
When & Where
Wisconsin Wills for Heroes
Through Wisconsin’s Wills for Heroes program, volunteer attorneys, notaries and witnesses serve in clinics scheduled at the request of first responder organizations around the state. At these events, volunteer lawyers prepare wills and other basic estate planning documents at no charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners.
We use Eventbrite to schedule volunteers. First responders who want to set up an appointment to have an estate plan created should contact the site coordinator at the organization hosting the cliinic.
Wills for Heroes in Wisconsin is sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin pro bono program with support from Foley & Lardner LLP, LexisNexis, HotDocs and the State Bar of Wisconsin's Young Lawyers Division.