Harrisburg campus to host “Wills for Heroes” event benefitting Pennsylvania emergency response workers
Public Relations - Published: November 18, 2010
Widener Law has scheduled its second Wills For Heroes estate-planning event on the Harrisburg, Pa. campus.

Students and staff with help from attorney volunteers will provide the service to Pennsylvania firefighters, paramedics, police, correction and probation officers. The event is coordinated by Widener’s Trial Advocacy Honor Society and is made possible with support from Ballard Spahr LLP and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Wills for Heroes is a service that provides wills, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorneys at no cost to first responders and their spouses or partners. Documents are prepared during hour-long appointments. First responders leave with all legal documents notarized and in effect.

The event will take place in The Pit and nearby classrooms from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20.

In a spirit of public service, the Harrisburg campus became the first law school in Pennsylvania to host a Wills For Heroes document-preparation event in April 2010. The event was such a success that the campus named Jennifer Silva the coordinator to the initiative and began on a course of hosting events on a regular, per-semester basis.

The initiative complements Widener’s mission to give back to the communities it calls home and it provides an opportunity to use the energy and talents of the Widener Law family and other dedicated volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of first responders who help keep us safe.

Some appointments are still available for Saturday. Those interested, should contact Silva at silvajean811@gmail.com, or Christina Fisher, regional manager, at christina.m.fisher@gmail.com.

To learn more about Wills For Heroes visit willsforheroes.org.