Legal Methods Students Create Informational Brochures on Living Wills for Area Clients
Alexandra Makosky and Web Editor - Published: April 25, 2013
Two third year students from Professor Alexandra Makosky’s Legal Methods III Writing for General Practice class, Stephany Romero and Katherine Petroczok, recently presented copies of their finished Living Wills brochures to Widener’s Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic staff and to the Mateya Law Firm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania respectively. The two brochures were created to help educate clients who are seeking basic estate planning help.

The students were charged with creating an informative piece for clients that could be easily understood. A graphic designer met with the students to share some professional layout tips, but the students were told to focus on the law and translating it into an easily understood language.

While all the students in the class did an outstanding job of presenting the law in plain English, Stephany Romero’s and Katherine Petroczok’s brochures were selected for publication because of their word choice and design layout. Both students agree that the assignment forced them to translate the law into a language that makes sense to the non-legal community. They are thrilled to have helped the community beyond the classroom and look forward to beginning practice following graduation this spring.