N.C. Lawyers Prepare Wills For Cops, Firefighters

Attorneys and estate planners are helping North Carolina's first responders prepare wills and other vital documents they too often don't have ready if tragedy strikes.

Members of the North Carolina Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division are at a Raleigh hospital Saturday to prepare free wills, durable powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney for police, firefighters, and EMTs.

They'll be in Statesville next Saturday. It's part of a nationwide effort called the Wills for Heroes Foundation that started after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and Washington.

Raleigh lawyer Jake Epstein says there have been five North Carolina events starting last summer where more than 1,200 first responders had vital documents prepared.


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  • by Annette Location: Greenville on Apr 18, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    This is such a good thing for them to do. Local lawyers should do this for every county/city in all states.
  • by C/O Location: GVegas on Apr 18, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    WITN--is there a contact number or e-mail for this group?
  • by FireFighters Wife Location: Winton on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    Is there any way to know when or if they are coming to Hertford county or possibly somewhere close?
  • by Sally Location: New Bern on Apr 18, 2009 at 07:33 AM
    Good, great , this is a wonderful service to do for these folks. How about heading East and helping us out.
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