To remind Wisconsin families about the importance of preparing for future health needs, the State Bar of Wisconsin has scheduled a series of Life Planning Hotlines to be conducted throughout the state during the next few months.
State Bar Launches Series of Life Planning Hotlines
Regional telephone hotlines are scheduled through April 1st
MADISON, Feburary 16, 2004 - To remind Wisconsin
families about the importance of preparing for future health needs, the
State Bar of Wisconsin has scheduled a series of Life Planning Hotlines
to be conducted throughout the state during the next few months.
"The State Bar is working with city officials, local bar associations
and the medical community to promote awareness of this public service.
Families faced with medical emergencies can find themselves unprepared.
These hotlines offer Wisconsin residents a chance to talk to volunteer
lawyers about life planning questions," said State Bar President R.
Hosted by the law firm of Richie, Wickstrom and Wachs, LLP, the next
Life Planning Hotline will take place in Eau Claire on Feb. 24. Callers
can dial (877) 839-9500 from 5 to 7 p.m. to obtain information on living
wills, medical powers of attorney, and declarations to physicians.
"Life Planning Day is a reminder to discuss health care decisions and
put your wishes in writing before an emergency happens," said Burnett.
"All hotlines are free and open to the public. We hope many Wisconsin
residents will take advantage of this public service."
Subsequent hotlines are slated for March 16 in La Crosse; March 30 in
the Fox Valley; and April 1 in Milwaukee. Since 1999, the State Bar has
distributed more than one hundred thousand life planning kits. A Gift to
Your Family provides information, instructions and medical forms. For
more information visit http://www.legalexplorer.com/lifeplanning/life.asp.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law
license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids
the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides
continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their
expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community
service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the
value of lawyers.