Pro Bono Events Planned

Students at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will have the opportunity to work closely with practicing attorneys during two events marking the school’s annual October celebration of Pro Bono Week.

Current students can work on their interviewing skills and gain practical experience while helping veterans prepare their wills and other planning documents in the Oct. 22 Wills for Veterans event. They can also partner with practicing attorneys at the Medical-Legal Partnership Wills Clinic planned for Oct. 23 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Students should sign up to participate in one or both of the events by contacting Terry Harrison before Oct. 18.

Wills for Veterans at Bowen

Volunteer attorneys and law students will be available to prepare simple wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney for health care and financial matters for veterans and their families. This is a free service provided by Arkansas lawyers from the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and multiple other organizations, law firms, bar associations, and the UALR Bowen School of Law. Veterans in the central Arkansas area can make an appointment online, by emailing Event Coordinator Erin Jacobson or calling her at 501.492.7175. Appointments begin at 4:30 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome.

Medical-Legal Partnership Wills Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Patient families will be able to meet with attorneys at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and walk away with key legal documents. Volunteer attorneys and law students will be available to prepare simple wills, advance directives, powers of attorney for a minor, and powers of attorney for health care and financial matters. This is a free service provided by Arkansas lawyers from Legal Aid of Arkansas, Walmart, and multiple other organizations, law firms, bar associations, and the UALR Bowen School of Law. Patient families can make an appointment by emailing MLP Pro Bono Coordinator Wendy Higgins or by calling her at 501.364.1541. Appointments begin at 1:30 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome.

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