RALEIGH — The North Carolina Bar Foundation’s ambitious quest to host Wills for Heroes clinics at every North Carolina law school in a single bar year will come to fruition on Saturday, March 16, when the NCBF’s acclaimed pro bono program visits Campbell Law School.
The Wills for Heroes Clinic at Campbell Law School in Raleigh will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is open to all first responders who live in North Carolina.
True to its name, Wills for Heroes provides free estate planning documents to the heroes of our communities – law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and their peers who protect and serve the citizens of this state as first responders.
“The North Carolina Bar Foundation is honored to provide this meaningful pro bono service to North Carolina’s first responders and their families,” said Jacqueline Grant, president of the NCBF and the North Carolina Bar Association. “Since its inception in 2007, Wills for Heroes has been a source of pride and goodwill for our members, one that has generated thousands of important documents for individuals who might have otherwise been without them when they needed them most.”
The NCBF has already offered clinics this bar year at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Central University School of Law and Duke University School of Law in Durham, the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill and Elon University School of Law in Greensboro.
Now it’s Campbell’s turn, and the law school is eagerly awaiting the opportunity.
“With the law school being located in Downtown Raleigh, many first responders are our neighbors,” said Evin L. Grant, Director of Student Life and Pro Bono Opportunities at Campbell Law School. “Within a few blocks, you can walk to police departments, fire stations, and EMS hubs. First responders are integral to the maintenance and safety of the community many of our students call ‘home.’
“Part of the spirit of pro bono work is giving back to your community. Our law students involved in the Wills/Advance Directives and the Veterans Pro Bono Projects wanted a way to respond to the needs of those individuals who are the first to respond to our needs, local first responders. Collaborating with the NCBF Wills for Heroes pro bono program was the ideal way for them to do just that.”
Wills for Heroes is conducted through the North Carolina Bar Foundation under the direction of NCBF Pro Bono Attorney Nihad Mansour. If you have questions regarding the Wills for Heroes program, please contact Nihad at 919-677-9875 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.