November 11, 2017   |  9am-1pm
Clarksville Police Department
135 Commerce Street

 

Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. By helping first responders plan now, they ensure their families legal affairs are in order before a tragedy hits. The 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit Wills for Heroes Foundation supports these Wills programs, giving back to the community and protecting those who protect us.

Anthony Hayes, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP, in Columbia, South Carolina, started the Wills for Heroes program shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Anthony emailed the Columbia Fire Department asking what lawyers could do to help that department. During an impromptu focus group, it became clear that there was a glaring need for estate planning services.

TheWills for Heroes program has been the primary public service project of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for the last several years. To date, the program has served almost 2,000 first responders in Tennessee, and more than 900 lawyers have volunteered their time to the program. Nationwide, more than 7,000 emergency first responders have been helped.

The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with dozens of local attorneys, will be drafting free wills and other basic estate planning documents for area

  • firefighters
  • police officers
  • paramedics/EMT’s
  • and their spouses

on November 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is being held at the Clarksville Police Department Basement Briefing room, 135 Commerce Street and is presented in cooperation with the national Wills for Heroes Foundation.

To sign up for the service, first responders should contact Batson Nolan attorney, Jamie K. Durrettat 931-647-1501 or by email, jdurrett@batsonnolan.com to sign up for an appointment.

In addition, attorneys, witnesses and notaries are still needed to assist throughout the day. Anyone interested in volunteering as an attorney, witness or notary may contact Ms. Durrett to volunteer.