Delaware Campus to Host 4th Wills for Heroes Event
Web Editor - Published: March 22, 2011
WillsForHeroesPromoThe Delaware campus has scheduled its fourth Wills For Heroes estate-planning event for Saturday, March 26th in the Barrister’s Club.

Founded by an attorney after the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedies, Wills For Heroes is a nonprofit program that provides its state affiliates with the tools to present events where first responders can obtain things like wills and advance health care directives at no cost. Mr. Ciro Poppiti III, Esq., the Registrar of Wills for New Castle County and a Widener Law alum, will be stopping by the event at 11:00 a.m. to thank the attorney volunteers and Widener staff for their service and to greet the first responders in attendance.

Widener Law became the Delaware affiliate for Wills For Heroes in March 2010, a move that brought the pro bono program to the First State for the first time. The first document-preparation event was held April 17, 2010 and the March 2011 event will mark the school’s fourth such event.

Delaware Student Bar Association President Damiano del Pino was instrumental in bringing the program to Widener Law’s Delaware campus. “When I saw Delaware had no chapter for Wills for Heroes I decided that had to change,” Del Pino said. “Widener is a natural fit to be an affiliate organization. The law school places such an emphasis on public service that it just made sense to bring the two together. Everyone quickly became committed to the idea of Widener being the vessel that makes this opportunity available to Delaware’s emergency service workers.”

Pro Bono attorneys and students who wish to volunteer should call 302-477-2016, or email wills4heroesde@mail.widener.edu. A two-hour training will be provided from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.