State Bar to hold free Wills for Heroes clinic in Montevallo

By STEVEN CALHOUN/Staff Writer

The Alabama State Bar will hold a free Wills for Heroes clinic for first responders at Montevallo City Hall on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Wills for Heroes project offers first responders free, basic estate planning services with experienced attorneys and legal professionals. The program is managed by the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP).

“Every day, firefighters, police, and emergency medical personnel devote their lives to serving their communities, and they are prepared to pay the ultimate price in the line of duty,” said Linda Lund, director of the Alabama State Bar VLP. “The Wills for Heroes Project was begun following the September 11th attacks, and was created to provide the legal community with a way to show its appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices of these brave men and women.”

The project is intended to provide peace of mind to first responders by giving them assurance that “their affairs are ‘in order’ should the unthinkable occur.” First responders will receive assistance in creating a personalized will, power of attorney and health care directive.

According to Lund, all the attorneys participating in the event will be from Shelby County.

“The Shelby County Bar has been very supportive of the Wills for Heroes project,” Lund said.

For more information, visit alabar.org/programs-departments/wills-for-heroes/.