Attorney Volunteers Needed to Assist with Military Estate Planning – No Prior Estate Planning Experience Necessary

The Boone County Bar Association is seeking members to volunteer a few hours of their time on Saturday, March 2nd to prepare basic estate planning documents (simple will, living will, healthcare directive and/or financial power of attorney) for Active Service Members and Military Veterans, and their spouses, free of charge. No previous estate planning experience is necessary as attorney will be trained on how to use a simple computer program that will draft the documents.

The computers and easy-to-use software program will be provided by the Attorney General’s Office Military Legal Assistance Team. The head of the AG’s Military Legal Assistance Team will train volunteers on the computer software immediately before their clinic shift. (We can also arrange individual computer training prior to the clinic.)

This estate planning clinic will take place on March 2nd at the Truman VA in its 2nd Floor Auditorium. The Service Members and Veterans will be served by appointment only. It is anticipated that each appointment will take 45 minutes to an hour. Service Members who are deployed overseas will attend their appointment via Skype or FaceTime, but those appointments will be handled by attorneys comfortable in communicating by video conference services.

Attorneys are asked to volunteer a half-day of time toward this worthy event. There is a great need among local Active Service Members and Veterans for these legal services.

Please contact Jill Jackson via email here if you would like to volunteer to help with the Military Estate Planning Clinic on March 2nd or if you have any questions.