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    Lawyers and paralegals volunteered to prepare wills and other estate planning documents at a clinic for the Town of Greenville fire rescue volunteers in February. Greenville is located west of Appleton, serving a population of more than 9,400.

    First row: Wendy Rusch and Anthony Hilsabeck; Second row: Kris Havlik, David Clark, Will Hughes, Eric Guerin, and Robert Heinrich; Top row: Renate Gray, Sharon Minta, and Jennifer Sommers.

    Wills for Heroes

    Greg Curtis, a volunteer lawyer, assists a member of the Greenville Fire Department with his will during a recent clinic.

    July 7, 2010 – The warm summer months are here – and so are many Wills for Heroes clinics. Attorney volunteers are needed to step up and be a hero for the men and women in our community who are willing to risk their lives to help others. Eligible first responders, including police, firefighters, and EMTs receive free, basic estate planning education and estate plans in Wisconsin Wills for Heroes clinics.

    This summer, Saturday clinics are set for:

    • July 17, Thiensville

    • July 31, South Milwaukee

    • August 14, Milwaukee

    • August 21, Random Lake

    Clinics are also set for Sept. 11 in Brookfield and Oct. 2 in Greenfield. To volunteer for a clinic, to view the full calendar, or to learn more about the program, visit Wills for Heroes.

    Don’t worry if you aren’t an estate planning attorney. Training as well as the forms and equipment you’ll need to help in this project will be provided.

    No clinics scheduled near you? Contact the Pro Bono Coordinator Jeff Brown if you’d like to help organize clinics in your area. The program also needs volunteers to help with planning and outreach.

    Sign up today.