Volunteer Opportunity – Saturday Oct 25th, 2014

9 Oct

Both Lawyers and non-lawyers are needed for this event.

From the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association:

The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association will address the underserved needs of the LGBT community by providing advice and drafting Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Durable Powers of Attorney for all qualifying couples and individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.  The inaugural Estate Planning for Equality event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (the last appointment will be scheduled for 3:15 pm) at the Wake Forest University School of Law located at 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.  No prior estate planning background is required to serve as an attorney or non-attorney volunteer.

Licensed NC attorneys are needed to draft the Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney.  Participants are provided with a questionnaire to fill out beforehand, and it corresponds with the fill-in the blank HotDocs software used to draft the estate planning documents.  Notaries and witnesses are also needed.  We would like everyone to volunteer all day, if possible, but we appreciate any time that you can volunteer.  If you can only volunteer for part of the day, please indicate if you would like to volunteer for the morning session (9:00 am-1:00 pm) or the afternoon session (12:00 pm-4:30 pm).

Training for this event is scheduled at 9:00 A.M.  for the morning and all day sessions and at 12:00 P.M. for the afternoon session.  During this time, we will have about 30 minutes of training on basic NC law regarding Wills, Durable Powers for Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney and about 30 minutes of practicing on the computers using HotDocs software in case there are any questions.  If you are a licensed attorney practicing in the area of wills & estates, please let us know if you would be willing to help with the training.  In addition, if you have experience in the area of wills & estates, please let us know if you are willing to serve as a floater during the actual event to answer any questions that the other attorneys drafting the wills may have.  

Additional materials will be e-mailed to those who sign up to participate, however prior to the event date it will also be helpful to review the following “This is the Law Pamphlets” available on the NCBA website :

(1) Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney and

(2) Protecting Your Assets: Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney.

As you can see, there is plenty to do and we need as much help as possible.  If you or someone you know (including non-attorney staff members at your work or friends) would like to volunteer for this event, please email Sections/Divisions the following information:

Phone Number:
Email Address:
NCBA Membership #:
NCSB Membership #:
Volunteer Type (Attorney, Notary, Paralegal, Law Student, Other)
Availability: AM, PM or ALL DAY
Do you have Malpractice Insurance? Yes|No
Do you have Estate Planning Experience? Yes|No

If you have any additional questions, please contact Collin Cooper or Jillian Brevorka or by telephone at (336) 271-4780.

Thanks and best regards,
Collin Cooper

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