Harrisburg Campus to Host Third Wills For Heroes Event
Web Editor - Published: April 20, 2011
willsforheroeshb235On Saturday, April 23rd, the Harrisburg campus will host its third Wills for Heroes estate-planning event beginning at 11 a.m. The event will take place on the 2nd floor of the main academic building at 3800 Vartan Way.

The Wills for Heroes program provides wills, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorney at no cost to firefighters, paramedics, police, corrections officers, probation officers, and their spouses. First responders participate in hour-long appointments and leave with a legal documents notarized.

Widener Law’s Trial Advocacy Honor Society is coordinating the event with support from Ballard Spahr LLP and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus became the first Pennsylvania law school to host a Wills For Heroes document-preparation event in April 2010. In the wake of that successful event, a decision was made to host Wills for Heroes events on a per-semester basis in an effort to give back to the communities Widener Law calls home.

Any attorneys, notaries, or document signature witnesses wishing to volunteer must contact Widener Law student Matthew Dorry, who serves as the event coordinator at matt.dorry@gmail.com. Training is available for attorney volunteers the morning of the event, from 9 to 11 a.m. Attorneys who are volunteering for the first time must also register online with the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

First responders who wish to make an appointment must go online to www.pabar.org/wfh/ and enter the password HERO. Those interested in learning more about the Wills for Heroes program are encouraged to visit willsforheroes.org.

Questions should be directed to Matthew Dorry at matt.dorry@gmail.com or by phone at 732.890.6544.